Overbites are often associated with retruded chins, unesthetic facial profiles as well as TMJ pain symptoms. This case shows how proper jaw alignment techniques and bite correction can correct the overbites with a combination of porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers. Porcleain veneers alone... Read More
With the shutdown of non-essential emergencies in dentistry, I hope these home suggestions for TMJ pain will help you for the time being.
These suggestions are general and may or may not help for all issues:
1) Eat Soft Foods, avoid hard and chewy foods as well as foods that require wide... Read More
Since our team works in the healthcare field, wiping and sanitizing surfaces is not new to us. We perform treatment in our offices every day which means we systematically create sterile environments to protect patients and team members. The threat of COVID-19 obviously encourages us to exert... Read More
Do you wake up with or experience in the daytime:
A tight jaw or sore face
If yes, bruxism (grinding), sleep apnea, or TMJ dysfunction may be the cause. Over time, bruxism can cause worn teeth, gum recession, or even... Read More
There are cases when severe recession is past the point where reasonable periodontal grafting can help or patients do not want major surgery for a multiple number of reasons. In some cases, porcelain veneers combined with bite alignment can provide an excellent treatment option. In this case, the... Read More
The tongue is a powerful muscle! A patient with a tongue thrust can literally reshape the skeletal muscles of the mouth and cause misaligned bites. Oral myofunctional habits can be retrained with proper exercises. Some issues that can happen because of the tongue and or airway issues:
Tongue... Read More
Are you living with temporomandibular joint disorder, sleep apnea or tooth grinding/tooth clenching? Have you tried all the over-the-counter treatments on the market without seeing benefits? You're not alone. Many people with these conditions try a wide range of treatments for their condition but... Read More
Have you taken a good look at your smile lately? Go ahead. We'll wait. You may notice that your smile has changed over the years. It may not be as bright; your teeth may look a little longer if your gums have receded, or your lower teeth might look smaller. Are any of these issues serious? They can... Read More
When you think about orthodontic treatment, you might consider how it will improve your appearance. But, did you ever consider how it can improve your breathing? While it's true that orthodontics can enhance your smile, give you a more youthful appearance and boost your confidence, the right... Read More
Statistics show that more than 70 percent of adults in America are missing one or more teeth. Doesn't sound like a big deal? While losing a tooth may not seem like that big of an issue for some, the fact of the matter is that missing a tooth has serious implications. These effects may not appear... Read More
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