Can Headaches Be a Sign of Jaw Problems?

The Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD, and sometimes referred to as simply TMJ, occurs when problems exist with the muscles or joints in the jaw. The TMJ connects the jaw to the skull and can be felt by placing your hands on each side of your face and opening […]

Should Bleeding Gums Cause Concern?

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions in dentistry. Are bleeding gums normal? According to research, the answer is no. While it may be common, it usually means something isn’t right in your mouth and it’s usually a warning sign for gum disease. Gingivitis: The First Stage of Gum Disease One of the most […]

10 Tips for Managing TMJ Pain

TMJ disorders are no fun. They can be uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful. Here are a few tips to help manage the symptoms: Avoid gumExcessive chewing is one the things can contribute to a sore and painful jaw. Eat soft foods, and try to avoid chewy or crunchy foodIf you do choose harder foods, just […]

Mail Order Teeth Straighteners

The first thing that comes to mind when many people think of orthodontic treatment is cost. This concern has teen and adults looking for ways to fix their crooked smiles themselves in alarming ways. Videos that have gone viral with millions of views show teens teaching other teens how to use rubber bands and hair […]

The Inside Scoop on Why Saliva Matters

Saliva isn’t something the average person really thinks about on a regular basis. In fact, we usually forget about it until something goes wrong. It’s an important function of the body because saliva helps stimulate digestion, aids in chewing and swallowing and even protects teeth.So, what happens when the production of saliva stops and does […]

Mystical Unicorn-Themed Drink Causes Social Media Uproar

Around the nation, Americans flocked to Starbucks locations to try the newest drink, the Unicorn Frappuccino. The brightly-colored pink and blue beverage was available for a limited time from April 19 through April 23 at select stores around the country. A statement by Starbucks read: “Like its mythical namesake, the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème comes […]

Are Bleeding Gums Normal?

You just finished flossing when you notice your gums are bleeding. Maybe it’s not the first time this has happened, but you shrug it off and figure it’s not a big deal. The good news is, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common to experience bleeding of the gums, especially after flossing. But is it normal? […]

The Ideal Gum-to-Tooth Ratio

If you feel like too much of your smile consists of gums, you may suffer from what’s commonly called a ‘gummy smile,’ also referred to as excessive gingival display in the dental world. Gummy smiles are often genetic and caused by a short upper lip, small teeth or excessive gum tissue. Sometimes, teeth may appear […]

Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: The Great Debate

For the first time in United States history, bottled water has beat out soda as the most popular beverage. Beverage Marketing, a consulting and research firm, says that Americans bought 400 million more gallons of bottled water last year than they did soft drinks. The consulting firm, Zenith Global, says that the global bottled water […]

When Stress Hurts

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a natural part of life, but what happens when it becomes such a concern that it causes physical discomfort or pain? For many, stress triggers a physical reaction that can range from increased blood pressure, upset stomach and even clenching the jaw. Clenching or grinding of the teeth […]

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