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How to Resolve TMJ Symptoms

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Blog, dental care, dentist, dentistry | 0 comments

Temporomandibular joint disorder is often abbreviated TMJ or TMD. This joint connects the jaw to the skull just in front of both ears. Moving the joint allows people to chew, talk, and yawn. Professionals don’t know what causes this disorder, but patients may experience frightening locking of the jaw. A dentist can help with issues from TMJ. Closed Lock When closed lock occurs, a patient will be physically unable to open the mouth....

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Why Dental Crowns are a Great Solution for Tooth Erosion

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Blog, dental care, dentist, dentistry | 0 comments

Many people are sufferers of tooth erosion. As time goes by, the enamel wears down and exposes the softer dentin underneath the enamel to bacteria. There are numerous causes such as high acid exposure from long-term acid reflux, stress, and even from eating a great deal of citrus fruit. Other factors such as brushing too hard, or teeth grinding while asleep also can be added to that list- along with an abnormal bite pattern. Using teeth for...

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Why Earlier Dental Visits Promote Healthier Lifetime Smiles

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Blog, dental care, dentist, dentistry | 0 comments

A 2009 Delta Dental Plans Association survey found that the majority of American children aren’t taken for their first dental visit until well beyond the age of two. While this may seem young, it’s actually much later than the age recommended by today’s healthcare professionals. For example, both The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend that children should begin visiting the...

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Three Myths About Cavities Explained

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Blog, dental care, dentistry | 0 comments

There is a lot of mystery to cavities. People may be scared of the dentist because they don’t fully understand what causes cavities and how to prevent them. This list attempts to debunk three common myths about cavities. Sugar is the leading cause of cavities It is not sugar that causes cavities per se, but the acid produced by bacterial growth in the mouth that leads to tooth decay. This acid can come from any carbohydrate, including...

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