The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like connection point between your jaw and skull. It is what allows us to move our jaw when we eat or talk. Several factors can cause this joint to become irritated or inflamed leading to a painful condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.More
In a time where new diets are coming out each week and everyone wants to have a beach ready body, it is important to remember there are some health risks with these fad diets.More
It is very important to begin attending to your child’s oral health even before teeth appear in their mouth! But, how much toothpaste should you be using? In commercials we see a long strip of toothpaste covering the entire brush head, but studies show this is nowhere close the recommended amount.More
Would you ignore bleeding if you saw it coming from any part of your body? If your eye was bleeding when you opened it in the morning? If your hand started bleeding at work? Wouldn’t you do something about it? Why is it that we ignore bleeding gums? Even a trace of blood from gums upon brushing or flossing is not normal.More
Stunning new research has found a potential link between gum disease and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. While this is not a ‘causal’ element, we have reason to believe gum disease plays an important role in Alzheimer’s onset and progression.More
by Bela Bernstein, RDH
Nightguards are one of the most powerful oral appliances to keep many patients comfortable after experiencing chronic jaw pain and tooth sensitivity. When choosing the appropriate type of nightguard for each patient, not only should the cause of the problem be considered but systemic issues as well. One such example is a gluten allergy.More
Dental health can no longer be viewed as separate from overall health. Studies show a very strong correlation between periodontal disease and several of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, lung diseases, diabetes, and stroke.
Vertical dimension of occlusion, VDO, is defined as the relationship between the maxillary (top) and mandibular (bottom) teeth in a closed mouth. Loss of VDO can result in premature aging of the face as the bite becomes collapsed.More
Are you wondering why your teeth seem to have a yellow hue? You may be a candidate for teeth whitening products! Before you jump into buying all the products available, there are some important things to consider.
Baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth. Read more to find out why and when to begin caring for your child’s teeth!More