Is TMJ Affecting More Than Just Your Jaw?

When it comes to temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ), most patients believe this only affects their oral health. But the sad truth is it can actually impact your overall health as well. With TMJ, you would expect pain and sore muscles in the jaw when you talk, chew and swallow, all of which can lead… Read more »

Sleep Loss Can Be Deadly – Get Help for Your Sleep Apnea

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” is a quote from sleep expert and neuroscientist, Matthew Walker. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for people of all ages, and while needs may vary, adults should be getting seven to nine hours a night for good health. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences on… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

At-Home Self Care for TMJ

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they often go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help it dissipate. This is a good time to help alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or blended diet instead… Read more »

Finding the Right Sleep Apnea Appliance

Our team can help you manage sleep apnea with the help of an oral appliance or mouthpiece. We specialize in correcting teeth or jaw problems and will ensure that your oral appliance is custom fit to your mouth and jaw so it will stay in place while you sleep. This type of treatment is typically… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account... Read more »

Knowing When You Have TMJ

Are you constantly having problems pain or difficulty opening and closing your jaw? If you are constantly dealing with problems with your TMJs, or temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, you are not alone. Millions of your fellow Americans are also dealing with some form of chronic facial pain, which is in fact, the most frequent… Read more »

Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

An increasingly common medical condition in the U.S. is sleep apnea, and those most susceptible are the following demographics–African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. With sleep apnea, your chest and diaphragm muscles have to work harder to open up blocked airways so they can bring air into the lungs. You may not be aware of… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you are considering dental implant placement, we are pleased to offer some insight into what you can expect from the procedure. Many patients are concerned that the process will be painful, and while any surgical procedure has a certain degree of discomfort as the mouth heals, our team can provide a local anesthesia or… Read more »