Tag Archives: Bite Realignment

Why A Properly-Aligned Bite Is Important

For some folks, if their smile looks attractive and nothing hurts, they think their oral health is fine. Yet, a bite that is not aligned properly can cause many problems, such as: • Headaches – When the upper teeth and … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Can Harm Your Brain & Heart

Sleep apnea means more than just snoring and sleep disruption. It has the potential to have life-threatening effects on the brain and cardiovascular system. During periods of apnea, there are intervals that cause interruptions in sleep without completely awakening you. … Continue reading

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Be A Tooth KEEPER Statistic!

Statistics show that 69% of American adults ages 35 – 44 have lost at least one natural  tooth due to an accident, periodontal (gum) disease, or tooth decay. For those age 74 and over, 26% have lost ALL of their … Continue reading

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Persistent Facial or Neck Pain May Be Easily Resolved

More than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, jaw tenderness, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or head or neck aches. In some instances, facial pain … Continue reading

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When Cold Drinks Give Teeth Painful Jolts!

Gum recession is often caused by rigorous tooth brushing, which can expose the dentin in the neck of the tooth. However, there are also other causes to gum recession. Teeth have a protective coating of enamel that covers a porous … Continue reading

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Jaw Joint Disorders (TMD) Can Cause A Long List Of Problems

When you were young, did you ever hear the song, “The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone and the leg bone’s connected to the hip bone, and the hip bone’s connected …” and so on? The temporo-mandibular (jaw) joint … Continue reading

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Look Years Younger With Your Smile!

Modern dentistry offers techniques, technology and materials that can create a flattering, more-youthful smile.  The following descriptions explain some of the options available. • Porcelain Veneers – Because the top, front teeth are prominent in a smile, porcelain veneers are … Continue reading

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Straighten Up A Smile For Oral Health & Great Looks!

We make Invisalign available in our practice as an option to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces for excellent reasons. Because straight teeth are easier to keep clean than crowded or misaligned teeth, they tend to be healthier … Continue reading

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When The Ringing In Your Ears Isn’t From Jingle Bells …

Tinnitus involves hearing sound when no external sound is present. While a number of health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus, in many cases, an exact cause is never found. Tinnitus can be the result of age-related hearing loss, over-exposure … Continue reading

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Replacing Unseen Back Teeth Is Important!

If you lose a back tooth, why replace it since the tooth isn’t visible? Your teeth are arranged in a carefully balanced configuration to provide proper support and stability. Losing a tooth can start a vicious cycle of ongoing oral … Continue reading

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Not All Crowns Are Created Equal

We occasionally get calls from people asking, “How much do you charge for a crown?” This is similar to calling a shoe store and asking, “How much are a pair of shoes?” Like shoes, this question is too complicated to … Continue reading

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Clenching? Grinding? Headaches? Migraines? Read On ….

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) describes conditions that affect jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and nerves associated with chronic facial pain.  Problems involving the TMJ are often attributed to a misaligned bite. When upper teeth do not meet properly to lower … Continue reading

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The Athletic Edge of Ancient Greek Warriors In A Mouthpiece? Read On!

Really? MouthWear that can … Lower your golf score, put more stamina in your run, add more power to your tennis swing, power you up in about any non-contact sport! Ancient Greek athletes bit down on a leather strap for … Continue reading

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Poor Posture May Add To Poor Bite

Not standing up straight? The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recommends you check your posture and consult your dentist about temporomandibular disorder (TMD) if you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw. Poor posture tips the lower jaw … Continue reading

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Worn Teeth? Headaches? Migraines?

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, your instructor may have reminded the class to “relax your jaw” in order to help students to go deeper into the pose. People tend to hold a tremendous amount of tension in their … Continue reading

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