Category: Family Dentistry


Facts About TMD

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Did you know that your headaches, jaw pain and even ear pain can be traced to back to TMJ problems. TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is responsible for the action of biting down or opening and closing your mouth. This joint, as well as the nerves, muscles and tissues that support it, gets worked countless times a day as you eat, speak, laugh and even yawn. Unfortunately, the TMJ can become inflamed, irritated or strained – which leads to many disruptive symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

To help you understand why you are experiencing the symptoms of a jaw disorder and how to treat it, here are some FAQs on TMD: … Continue reading

Should You Be Using Mouthwash?

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Many people use mouthwash on a daily basis, even carrying it with them as a frequent breath freshener. Many others never use it. Yet, walking down any oral health care aisle at your local store may have you questioning whether or not you should be using mouthwash. True, it cannot harm your smile, but it is worth the extra cost and effort? Keep reading to learn more.

Mouthwash is not meant to replace daily flossing and regular brushing, but for many people it can add an extra benefit and promote oral health.

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Cavity Prevention is Up to You

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There are many unpredictable things that occur in life:

  • you cannot plan for an illness
  • emergencies typically occur at the least convenient times
  • a flat tire will hit your wallet right before it’s time to leave for a family vacation

Yet, there are things in life that you can, and should, plan for because you know that they will come:

  • your car’s oil will need to be changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles in order to keep your engine running
  • your grass will need to be cut once a week during the summer
  • your work deadlines will come no matter how much you procrastinate

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