If you want straight teeth, chances are you're looking into getting braces of some kind. These days, there are plenty of options to choose from, including different materials and different types. However, if you have TMJ, there are additional factors to consider. The jaw pain, stiffness, or swelling you may experience on a regular basis could impact your braces experience, and vice versa. Here's what you need to know about braces with TMJ and which kind is best for you.
31 March 2019
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects many people, but the majority of people that have it do not know they do. The main reason that people do not know that they have sleep apnea is because it is a disorder that occurs while a person is asleep, making it hard for the person to see the signs. If you sleep in the same bed as someone else, they may be able to tell you if you do any of the following things, and this may help you know if you have this disorder.
4 March 2019
If you've noticed that a small piece of food has become wedged under your gumline, this isn't an issue that you want to ignore. Leaving the food can not only be uncomfortable, but as it begins to break down, it can create bacteria and lead to bad breath and other oral health issues. Removing food from below your gumline isn't always an easy job, but a patient approach and the right tools can often yield success.
4 February 2019
After dealing with some tooth pain, you may have made a trip to the dentist's office only to find out that you have a cavity. Your dentist has likely told you that you will need to get a filling to save the tooth. If this is the first time you have ever had a cavity, you might not know why you need a filling, but it is something that can protect your damaged tooth for years to come.
6 January 2019
Elastic bands are a critical part of some people's braces treatment. While those tiny rubber bands may not look like they can do much, the truth is that they are designed to apply just the perfect amount of pressure to help move your child's bite into proper alignment. However, those bands must be worn for the majority of the day and night for them to work, which means that you need to use these tips to help your child remember to keep them in their mouth.
5 December 2018
When people think of crowns, the type that covers the tooth completely (called full crowns) typically come to mind. However, there's another type of crown called onlays that offer quite a few benefits to patients as well. Here are three to consider when choosing which type of treatment may work best to solve your dental problems. Minimal Tooth Contouring One of the main benefits of an onlay is that it doesn't require the dentist to remove any of the enamel to install the appliance.
2 November 2018
Feeling self-conscious about your teeth's natural color looking a bit yellow? If so, you may be looking into ways to turn those teeth back to their natural color. Here are three ways that you can have whiter teeth that are worth trying. 1. Oil Pulling One whitening method you may not be aware of is oil pulling, also known as oil rinsing. It works by pulling pigments out of your teeth that are oil-based.
8 October 2018