Year: 2010

Facial Symmetry and TMJ

Posted: December 31, 2010 As I was reading the Houston Chronicle this morning, I came across an article that discusses how beauty is associated with symmetry of the face.  The article goes on to discuss that people look for facial symmetry in their partners.   How does this play into TMJ dysfunction? Interestingly, part of our …

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TMD and Your Bite

I recently came across another article that elaborates on research done to see the relationship between having a bad bite and the how it affects TMJ problems: Please note the Abstract from the Research Below, I have paraphrased it to general terms for easier understanding. Generally speaking, this  brief review discusses the role of occlusal (bite …

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Immediate Implants

There has been an increase in advertising for “Teeth In a Day.” This is not something that is new as we have been using this technology for years, which entails extracting teeth and placing dental implants and new teeth the same day.  With single teeth, there are definitive advantages to this procedure as the temporary crowns …

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TMJ: Is it Age Related?

Posted: November 10, 2010 TMJ: Is it Age Related?   Our patients are always asking, why they have TMJ and if it is something that happens with age?  This is an excellent question.    Relating to age, it seems that like any other joint in the body, the TMJ joint could wear down with age.  …

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TMJ Pain: Will it get worse?

This is very common question that is asked by patients.  Last week we had a young lady who had TMJ problems including  pain, clicking and popping, headaches, and neck pain for several years, who all the sudden could not open her mouth anymore.   Due to her busy lifestyle and 2 kids, no treatment or evaluation was completed until …

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Porcelain Veneers vs Dental Bonding for Gum recession

I have written in the past about the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers and dental bonding.  There are many indications for both.  Bonding can be conservatively used to close spaces and for defects or notching of the teeth at the gumline.  The bicuspids have had severe recession and root wear, grafts were completed to …

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