Oral HealthTMJtooth pain symptons
November 21, 2014

What are the most common symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders are caused by problems with the jawbone, joint or muscles that surround the jaw. The correct term is TMD, or Temporomandibular disorders but are often referred to as TMJ. The temporomandibular joint acts as the hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. The joint is flexible, allowing movement of the jaw. This movement is…
Oral HealthSealants
October 23, 2014

How Dental Sealants Can Change Your Smile

Dental sealants are a thin coating that covers the chewing surfaces of your teeth to prevent tooth decay. The treatment is very effective at preventing decay and preserving the enamel on premolars and molars. While a good oral hygiene regimen is very effective at removing food from your mouth, it isn’t perfect. Our teeth contain tiny fissures and gaps that…
CavitiesDental HealthOral Health
May 28, 2014

Ways to Prevent Cavities

Tooth decay is America’s number one oral health challenge. It’s also the number one chronic childhood illness. Over a quarter of all children under the age of 5 have some form of tooth decay. Over half those aged between 12 – 15 years old have it too. Those are sobering statistics. Even more so when you consider tooth decay is…
CavitiesDental SealantsOral HealthSealants
February 24, 2014

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are used to coat the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities. They are primarily applied to protect the premolars and molars from tooth decay and can be a very effective dental treatment. As you can appreciate, your teeth are full of ridges, gaps and uneven surfaces where tooth decay can take hold. Unless you have an exceptionally…