On Tuesday, we took a look at bruxism, a jaw joint disorder in which patients regularly grind their teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at an often-related disorder, TMD, also known as TMJ disorder. How do you know if you’re one of the over 12 million people estimated to suffer from TMJ disorder?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that involves soft tissues in the throat and mouth becoming too relaxed, subsequently collapsing and cutting off airflow, causing the brain to wake the patient, often hundreds of times per night. Soon, the client is sleep deprived, exhausted, and at a higher risk of complications, which can range from depression to hypertension. Fortunately, there are a number of possible solutions to sleep apnea.
Do you grind your teeth at night? If you do so on a regular basis, then you may be experiencing a serious oral health issue known as bruxism. But why do you grind your teeth? What causes this disorder and what solutions can you offer to help?
Did you know there are several issues that can lead to an aching tooth? In some cases, these are temporary issues and the pain will simply stop. However, the discomfort could also be a sign of a serious oral health concern and require a visit to your dentist.
Do you have teeth that crowd or overlap? If so, then improving your smile’s heath and appearance may require orthodontic treatment. However, this doesn’t mean that you will need to wear metal braces. We can often correct smiles without braces using clear plastic aligners.
Did you know that with a few small changes to your daily routine, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing cavities? We often speak with patients unaware that improving oral hygiene and watching the foods and drinks they consume is often enough to limit the chances of a cavity forming. What can you do to prevent cavities?
How often do you visit your dentist for routine dental exam or to have your teeth cleaned? In many cases, people assume that with proper brushing and flossing, these visits are not so essential. However, you need a checkup and cleaning to help maintain optimal oral health.
In our past few blogs, we’ve been taking a look at cosmetic dentistry. Many of our cosmetic treatments are designed to address teeth stains in one form or another, either removing them or masking them. But how do you avoid the onset of teeth stains completely?
In order to transform the appearance of your smile, you probably assume we would need to remove a substantial amount of your tooth structure and place a series of crowns. However, what if we had a conservative and esthetically pleasing alternative? With veneers, we have a conservative way of addressing cosmetic concerns!
During the month, we like to set aside a couple blogs to cover events taking place in our community. Astoria is a beautiful and unique community, with much to offer our residents. In addition, if you want to embrace the summer with a brighter smile, remember that we offer a number of cosmetic dental procedures to erase teeth stains and improve the beauty of smiles.