You’ve always heard how important it is to go to the dentist every 6 months, but have you ever wondered why? If you’ve ever avoided the dentist because your teeth are fine or because you don’t want to contribute to the dentist “gimmick” you may be for an eye-opener. The American Dental Association recommends that everyone over the age of one year visit the dentist for a cleaning and checkup twice a year- and with good reason.
With the help of cosmetic dentistry, you have the option to transform your smile into one that you love and our proud to show off. While a renewed smile can have boost your self confidence and encourage you to flash a big grin more often, having a beautiful smile is more beneficial to you than you may have originally thought. Studies have shown that your smile is the first thing others notice about you, making it the basis of the first impression you give off. Your smile can say a lot about you, including the way you take care of yourself, your level of success, and your overall image.
TMJ, short for temporomandibular joints, is a nickname for the small joints in front of each of your ears that attach your lower jaw to your skull. When working properly, these joints allow you to perform functions like opening and closing your mouth, chewing, speaking, and swallowing. The functions of these joints have a large impact on your quality of life, but, unfortunately, TMJ disorder is a very common condition among adults. Headaches, migraines, earaches, and irritating conditions, such as a popping jaw, usually accompany TMJ disorder. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possible that you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from TMJ disorder.
The dentists at Grinnell Street Dental are unique. Not only are they family dentists, but they’re also a family of dentists. We’re Dr. Coon, Dr. Coon, and Dr. Coon…seriously! Our father-and-two-son team is dedicated to giving patients of all ages quality dental care, and part of that means making sure that you’re comfortable in our dental office. Any good relationship begins with an introduction, so allow us to introduce ourselves.