Month: January 2016

Unaddressed Tooth Loss Can Complicate Your Oral Health

Just one lost tooth is all it takes to compromise everyday habits like eating and speaking. If you are missing a tooth, it can force you to adjust how you chew your food. It may also cause you to be self-conscious and try to avoid exposing the absence when you speak or smile. An absence… Read more »

Working With Your Dentist To Address TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joints that connect your jawbone to the rest of your skull. Problems with your TMJs can result in a number of uncomfortable symptoms. TMJ dysfunction can cause headaches, make it difficult to move your jaw to speak or eat, and can even cause your jaw to feel “stuck,”… Read more »

Crooked Teeth And Cavities

Crooked teeth can adversely affect the appearance of your smile, but their effect is not just cosmetic. They can leave certain parts of your teeth less accessible when you brush, which makes those hard-to-reach areas more susceptible to developing cavities. If your teeth are misaligned, but you are apprehensive about receiving braces, you could benefit… Read more »

Responding To Different Types Of Tooth Discoloration

Whitening treatments are intended to treat stains that have discolored your enamel. Over-the-counter treatments address surface stains, while the whitening treatments from your dentist can treat stains that are deeper-set in your enamel. But what about discoloration that comes from something other than enamel stains? Standard whitening may be less well-suited to treat discoloration that… Read more »