Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

Quiz: Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder

Many people experience random jaw pain at some point, and pay little attention to it. Usually it is not cause for concern. However, chronic, agonizing jaw pain can be indicative of a common joint disorder known as TMD, or Temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD affects your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that control all of your jaw movement, and… Read more »

All About Dental Crowns

In restorative dentistry, dental crown placement is one of the most common treatments performed. Dental crowns, also known as “caps”, are an excellent choice in helping to rejuvenate your smile. They are impressively long-lasting, natural looking, and simple to care for. Most crowns are custom made in a lab, to match your other healthy teeth… Read more »

Jaw Functions and TMJ Disorder

If you’ve ever felt or closely observed your jaw as you open and close your mouth, then you may have realized that it’s controlled by two joints on either side of your face. Known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs), they’re combination hinge-and-sliding joints that work simultaneously to power your jaw’s movement. TMJ disorder, or TMD, describes… Read more »

Why Grinding Your Teeth Should Concern You

Your teeth are pretty formidable. Usually, they can adequately withstand the forces of biting and chewing your food several times every day, as well as the scrubbing of your toothbrush and floss. However, strong though they are, your teeth aren’t indestructible, and when forced against each other with nothing between them, your teeth can wear… Read more »

Tracing the Cause of Your Toothache

Even if you never experience tooth decay or gum disease, there’s a good chance that you have, or will, experience tooth sensitivity at some point in your life. Sensitive, aching teeth are one of the most common dental health symptoms, and they can be caused by any number of different issues. To successfully treat your discomfort… Read more »

Is It True That My Oral Health Affects My Overall Health?

Given how dominant your smile is, you might realize that certain oral health issues can affect your image and appearance, which in turn can affect your confidence and quality of life. What fewer people realize, however, is that the state of your dental health can affect much more than how confidently you smile. For instance,… Read more »