Perhaps you have learned to live with severe headaches, shoulder and neck pain, and aching or popping jaws. But think how good you would feel if you didn't have this suffering. These problems are often brought on by a dental malocclusion - that is, your upper and lower jaws do not come together and rest in the position nature intended. This tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw results in various pain.
Our doctors can correct your malocclusion, so the jaw can relax and relief can be brought to adjacent muscles. If you suffer from TMJ/ TMD problems, you will be pleased to discover a new quality of life without aches, pains, and other discomforts.
We encourage our patients to have regular visits to our hygienist for professional cleanings. Plaque can build up anywhere on your teeth, even with regular daily brushing. When it hardens into tartar, it cannot be removed with a toothbrush. If it spreads into the gums, you risk losing your teeth.
Recent research has also asserted that gum disease can be part of the reason for diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. So please follow up on our recommendation and have your teeth cleaned regularly!
Root canals can save a tooth from extraction. It is now proven that removing a tooth should be avoided, as it can cause other dental problems later on. A root canal is performed when a tooth has infected or damaged roots.
During this therapy, the interior pulp of the tooth is taken out and a special filling material is packed in its place. Sometimes for added strength, a crown is placed over the tooth. With today's techniques and advanced anesthetics, patients find this procedure quite manageable. Our doctors are very experienced in this therapy, providing successful results for our patients.
If you are diabetic and have problems controlling your blood sugar levels, it may be because you also have gum disease. Having gum disease and uncontrollable blood sugar is a predicament where one problem affects the other.
Not all dentists are prepared to help dental patients with diabetes. Ours have received the necessary training for this specific care. We provide a free consultation for a diabetic's needs. You never need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about the condition of your teeth. We are nonjudgmental and compassionate in helping you resolve this condition.
We can provide a solution to tension and migraine headaches without the use of drugs. This small miracle, called an NTI™ device, is placed in the mouth to relax the muscles of the scalp. This prevents most occurrences of headaches. During clinical testing, patients had a 77% reduction in migraines. This is an FDA-approved, effective alternative to medication. It works quickly, painlessly, and is very affordable. Please ask us about this device if you suffer from headaches.
Our teeth show the signs of age and wear and tear just like our bodies do. Years of caffeine consumption or tobacco use will stain teeth and reduce their luster. Plaque may go unnoticed until it reaches the point of decay or infected gums. Taking medication may reduce the important flow of saliva through the mouth. Fillings often loosen over time, making it easy for decay to begin under them.
With regular visits, we can address problems in the early stages. It is especially important to take care of gum disease or root decay, a common problem with seniors, before more serious issues develop. We always encourage seniors to continue with healthy food choices and proper daily cleaning. If you ever experience bleeding gums or loose teeth, please call us immediately.
Approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out from trauma and injury to teeth while playing sports. That number is just in the United States alone! We don't want you to become one of these numbers.
Forget about using the one-size-fits-all mouthguards sold in stores. They usually don't fit properly or give adequate protection. Instead, the American Dental Association has recommended a custom-made mouthguard that fits correctly to give suitable protection and not impede breathing during exertion. Mouthguards should be worn for the following sports:
Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.
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