Why Does Teeth Grinding Happen and What To Do

Understanding Teeth Grinding or Bruxism Do you experience waking up to a headache, a tension in your jaw, or a stiff neck? You may be grinding your teeth at night and not know it. If this happens too often and is causing you much concern, better see your dentist soon. Find out more about this […]

Explaining the Different Types of Gum Surgery

For Treating Disease or For Aesthetics If your dentist recommends gum surgery, it may mean that you have developed gum disease that has already become problematic. Untreated gum disease can leave you with infected and damaged gums that require surgery. You need to understand why you have become a candidate for gum surgery and that […]

How Does Dental Scaling Feel Like And What Can I Expect?

What You Should Know About Dental Scaling Dental scaling is a relatively simple procedure performed only by a professional – your dentist or a qualified dental hygienist. It may cause some degree of discomfort because it involves vigorous removal or scaling of hard tartar. So your specialist will have to make you more comfortable. Deep […]

Understanding Why You May Need Dental Scaling

What Is Dental Scaling? When you hear your dentist say that the most appropriate treatment for your issue is dental scaling, you might ask what it is and how it is done. Find out about dental planing why it may be necessary. Gum Disease Since gum disease is quite rampant, cases can range from mild […]

The Role Of Vitamin C For Healthy Gums

Vitamin C: The Teeth-Friendly Vitamin One of the best known vitamins that have demonstrated health benefits for the oral cavity is vitamin C. It’s not just good for the teeth, but it’s excellent for gum health. Fortunately there are many good sources of vitamin C to keep your oral health in top condition. Know what […]

How Important Is Calcium For Teeth?

Understanding the Role of Calcium One of the more important nutrients for the health of teeth is calcium. In fact your tooth enamel is made up of calcium phosphate, making up its first line of defense against cavities and erosion. But age, various stresses, and caries can erode enamel. Here’s how you can help maintain […]

What Causes TMJ Disorders And How Are They Treated?

Causes And Treatments of TMJ While in most cases the causes for TMJ disorders are not clear, there are some reasons why they happen. It’s just important to note that disorders related to the TMJ involve the hinge action with sliding motion of the joint. And as far as the appropriate treatment goes, it largely […]

What Are TMJ Disorders And How Do You Know You Have Them?

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and it is the joint that hinges the lower jaw (also called the mandibula) to the skull. You have one on each side of your face, just slightly in front of the lower part of the ear. If there are disorders of the TMJ, they are […]