What is TMJ Disorder?

What is TMJ Disorder?

Have you ever thought about how often you move your jaw? If you think about it we are constantly using our jawbone for speaking, yawning, eating, etc. The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects at the base of the skull and jawbone. TMJ allows for all the movement needed for chewing and talking. Since TMJ is…

Why are Routine Dental Checkups Important?

We all know it is important to brush and floss to maintain oral health, but did you know it is just as important to keep up with your routine dental checkups? Regular checkups every six months can help identify oral health issues early on before they become a major problem. These checkups help protect not…

The Facts About Fluoride

We all know how important fluoride treatments are for children, but did you know that fluoride is just as important for adults? It is an essential part of caring for your teeth.   Fluoride, a mineral commonly found in nature, has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Tooth enamel is under constant…

Sleep-Related Disorders & Dentistry

When most of us think of dentistry, the maintenance of our teeth immediately comes to mind. However, if you suffer from sleep apnea, your dentist may be one of the first practitioners to recognize this and offer treatment options.   The most common sleep breathing disorder is sleep apnea. It is a serious condition characterized…

Smart Snacks for Healthy Teeth

As you already know – the foods you eat affect your general health. But did you know that the foods you eat also affect your oral health? Our teeth and gums require not only proper hygiene, but also a balanced diet.   A lot of snacks that taste delicious are not good for your teeth….