There are plenty of great reasons to drink water on a hot summer day. It keeps you cool, it feels refreshing, and your body needs ample water to keep internal systems working properly. Along with the overall body benefits, drinking water is an important tool in your dental health plan. You probably know about preventive dental measures, like brushing twice a day, and keeping up with dental checkups and cleanings. Just like those preventive habits, drinking water daily has dental benefits. (more…)
When you’re brushing your teeth, you feel good about yourself. You know you’re getting all of that plaque off of your teeth, you remove food from meals, and your smile is on track toward feeling clean and fresh! Then, you floss! Good for you. When you add this in, your dental hygiene is complete and your exceptional oral health can stay just as it is! Well, sort of: Did you know that if you’re not careful with your hygiene sessions, you may be making matters worse for an existing TMJ problem?
It’s a newer event but it is becoming increasingly popular and you’re invited! If you happen to be quite the enthusiast for all things distilled (we’re talking thoughtfully crafted adult beverages) and you’re never one to shy away from witnessing a good competition, then the Distilled: Spirit & Cocktail Festival might be right up your alley!
If you can feel (or it seems like you can even hear) your teeth grinding together when you chew, you’ve got a problem! Should you panic? No way! However, this isn’t the type of thing you should ignore for too long. While you may figure there’s not really anything that can be done about it (and you may also resign yourself, as a result, to just hoping nothing bad comes of it for your oral health), there’s a lot that can be done and it’s important that you see us soon. Get a head start on understanding why.
Are there noises coming from your mouth? Are they loud ones? Consistent ones? Stuff that happens only during the day or solely at night? Whatever it is you’re experiencing, if you think it’s something we’ve never heard before, chances are good that we have. Don’t be shy! Come on in to tell us about the sounds emanating from your mouth, so we may figure out what’s affecting your oral health and how to rely on dental care to fix it!
We know that when you discover you are someone affected by TMJ disorder, you may experience all sorts of emotions. One of them might even be guilt! Perhaps you have been ignoring our advice for a while, you’ve been in need of bruxism treatment, or you simply never realized that some of your habits have been straining your jaw joints. Of course, we understand experiencing some regret for just a moment. However, this isn’t really going to benefit you beyond your immediate recognition of the problem! Find out what will and why letting go of guilt is your best bet.
When you think about problems with the way your smile looks, its health, and more, it’s often hard to believe that just a single tooth can affect everything. However, this is much common than you might think! Before you allow yourself to use “logic” when something is wrong, such as, “Well, it’s no big deal, it’s just a single tooth,” we encourage you to adopt a new way of thinking. Remember that treating the one bad apple, so to speak, will protect the whole bunch in terms of oral health and looks, too!
While you cannot necessarily rely on pain to make a sudden appearance just as a problem develops with your smile, you can act very quickly if it does arrive. We remind you not to take discomfort lightly. Though it’s absolutely not worth panicking over, it is something that requires you to completely shift your focus to your oral health, so that whatever is ailing you is repaired, addressed, made better, and then you come out on the other side with improved health that can last. What to do? Follow our lead!
Yes, you are correct, we are giving you this reminder a bit early, as this event isn’t taking place until July! However, it’s important that you jot it down on your calendar now because you might need a bit of time to shop for the upcoming Opening Day Hat Contest.
You may think to yourself that you either have a cracked tooth or you don’t. However, you may not consider the fact that there’s a lot of variety when it comes to the type of crack, the severity of that crack, and the type of treatment you may require to repair it (if any). Before you think you already know all there is to know about this type of oral health concern, we think you may want to consider some often-overlooked information.