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How Do You Know If You Have Bruxism?

How Do You Know If You Have Bruxism?

Like everyone else, you have those mornings when you wake up feeling not quite yourself. If you often wake up with a headache and aching jaw muscles, you may suffer from bruxism. Essentially, you probably clench and grind your teeth while asleep.
Prevent Tooth Decay in Children With Dental Sealants

Prevent Tooth Decay in Children With Dental Sealants

There are a few things that combine to cause tooth decay, ultimately leading to cavities. These are the tooth, disease-causing bacteria, and carbohydrates that mouth bacteria can easily break down into acids. Some factors that result in tooth decay can be controlled; others are not. There's some form of balance that exists among these factors. So when a tooth is exposed to more pathogenic agents than its protective agents, tooth decay happens. Sadly, one out of four children in the United States has at least one cavity by the time they turn four years old. Healthy teeth are essential to your kid's overall health. One way to prevent tooth decay is with dental sealants. Here's how it can be beneficial:
Dental Floss Recommendations and Flossing Techniques

Dental Floss Recommendations and Flossing Techniques

Brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough for healthy teeth and gums. You will also need to floss to get food debris that the toothbrush was unable to get from your teeth and gums. Additionally, flossing helps get rid of plaque. Plaque not removed from the teeth and gums gradually leads to tooth decay and even tooth loss. 
10 Things You Should Know About ClearCorrect

10 Things You Should Know About ClearCorrect

Anyone who's not happy with their smile due to minor or moderate misalignment can benefit from ClearCorrect. It's a type of new-generation orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made, transparent trays that fit over your teeth. This way, they move into the proper position. Are you wondering how this modern dental solution works and how it can benefit you? Here are 10 things you should know about ClearCorrect braces. 
Questions to Ask During a Smile Makeover Consultation

Questions to Ask During a Smile Makeover Consultation

Studies suggest that bright, healthy, white teeth often make people seem attractive and confident. This can positively impact your personal and professional life. But even if you have naturally sound teeth and commit to a proper dental care routine, your smile can still be dissatisfying. Do your teeth or gums make you self-conscious? A smile makeover can provide you with the beautiful smile you always wished for. Here are some questions you should ask during your initial appointment with your dentist.
Are Zoom Meetings Prompting you to Consider a Smile Makeover?

Are Zoom Meetings Prompting you to Consider a Smile Makeover?

The current Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed the way in which we communicate with one another. Rather than meeting people in person, we’ve been forced to rely on technology to both see and speak to friends, family, and colleagues. Video calls are now the new norm, and they have been instrumental in helping us to stay in touch with the people in our lives. One of the unique things about video calls such as Zoom is that not only can you see the person that you are speaking with, but you are also able to see yourself.
Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

​​​​​​​The process in which a tooth structure undergoes destruction is what professionals refer to as tooth decay. The decay can affect the enamel or outer coating or the dentin or the tooth’s inner layer. Tooth decay usually occurs when certain substances are left on the teeth. Some of the substances include foods that contain carbohydrates, such as starches and sugars.
Should I Get Oral Cancer Screening?

Should I Get Oral Cancer Screening?

Dentists perform oral cancer screening to look for any signs of precancerous or cancerous conditions in a patient’s mouth. Doctors can perform this type of screening as well. The primary goal of this procedure is to identify whether a patient has mouth cancer as early as possible. Chances of successful treatment are higher when the doctor identifies a problem early.
How do I know if I have TMJ?

How do I know if I have TMJ?

Is it hard to open and close your mouth? Do you sometimes get lockjaw when you yawn? Persistent earache getting you down? You could be suffering from a problem with your TMJ.
October is National Dental Hygiene Month: The Elements of Good Oral Health

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: The Elements of Good Oral Health

October is National Dental Hygiene month in the United States – an event designed to promote understanding of the importance of good oral health and to educate people on the steps that they can take to improve their own oral hygiene.