Got Jaw Pain? TMJ Awareness Month

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Cracking, snapping, or grating sounds when you open or close your mouth. Jaw pain. Ringing or aching ears. Difficulty chewing or the jaw joint locking in place. Headaches or migraines. Do you have some or all of these symptoms? If so, you may have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder—also known as TMD—which can range from … Continue reading Got Jaw Pain? TMJ Awareness Month

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Scared of the Dentist? How to Cope

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As we head into colder, darker days, let’s discuss a topic that might send a chill down your spine: dental anxiety. If you are petrified of the dentist, you’re in good company. According to the National Library of Medicine, dental anxiety affects approximately 36 percent of the population. These fears cause unpleasant mental and physical … Continue reading Scared of the Dentist? How to Cope

September is National Gum Care Month

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September is here, which means welcoming the beginning of autumn, cooler weather, and most importantly in dentistry, National Gum Care Month! You probably already know the importance of good oral health, but you may not know how to give your gums the best care or how to identify the signs and symptoms of gum disease. … Continue reading September is National Gum Care Month

Swim Away from Dental Damage This Summer

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Swimming is a good way to beat the heat, but did you know it can have an impact on your dental health? It’s true! In recent years, it has become clear that there is a link between chlorinated pool water and dental conditions referred to as swimmer's erosion, swimmer’s calculus, or swimmer’s mouth. When left … Continue reading Swim Away from Dental Damage This Summer

Aging and Oral Health: Know the Facts

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It’s a fact that getting older results in changes to our dental health, so have you ever wondered what you can do to make sure that your teeth withstand the test of time? Is it inevitable that as we age, we will lose teeth and require dentures? Let’s talk about aging and the realities behind … Continue reading Aging and Oral Health: Know the Facts

Matters of the Heart! and Tips to De-Stress

 It’s that time of year… love and happiness is in the air! It’s also a month that brings awareness to big topics. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and American Heart Month (AHM). While many of us have kids, we all have hearts, so let’s talk about that. Our heart is the most vital muscle … Continue reading Matters of the Heart! and Tips to De-Stress