Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

What is TMJ?

Very often, patients present to our office complaining of TMJ while pointing  to their joint area.  TMJ is actually just an acronym for the  temporomandibular joint, which everyone has.  This joint is what connects your upper and lower jaws. And the muscles around the joint enable you to open and close your mouth. The term… Read more »

Why Do Some Kid’s Teeth Look Yellow?

In our office, one of the most frequent concerns from parents is about the yellow color of their children’s teeth. They want to know why their kid’s teeth appear yellow. We expect young people to have nice white, bright teeth. It is helpful to assess the child’s home care regimen. If your child does not… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer occurs more often in those over age 40. It affects twice as many men as women. The risk factors include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and sun exposure. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in cancer development, as these food groups contain antioxidants that are thought to have… Read more »

TMJ Problems and How to Treat Them

What is TMJ? TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint which connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the bone at the side of your head (temporal bone). When someone has a temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, they may experience pain in the jaw joint and muscles, stiffness, limited opening, clicking and popping of the joint when… Read more »

Is It a Toothache or Seasonal Allergies?

While many people look forward to the spring and the warm weather that accompanies it, for allergy sufferers, it can be a difficult time. The pollen produced by trees, flowers and grasses can trigger an immune response that causes runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, sneezing, and congestion. But what many people don’t know is… Read more »

Five Facts About Sleep Apnea

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA? Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked either by the tongue or muscles in the airway, causing the cessation of breathing during sleep. As the patient falls asleep, the airway collapses causing Oxygen levels to drop. The body then goes into flight or fight response, which arouses them, enabling them… Read more »