Posts Categorized: Dental Health Issues

Does Charcoal Whitening Work?

You may have recently observed a lot of discussion on the internet about brushing and whitening teeth using charcoal products. Over the past year, we have had many patients inquire about the effectiveness and safety of using charcoal on their teeth. History shows that many years ago, ancient Romans used charcoal powder in making a paste… Read more »

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 »