3 Surprising Causes Of TMJ

Pain in your jaw joint, neck, or shoulders could be an early warning sign that you are suffering from a condition known as TMJ. TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joint that connects your upper and lower jaws isn't working properly. There are many risk factors for and root causes of TMJ. Here are three surprising activities with a connection to TMJ that you should try to avoid if you don't want to deal with a TMJ diagnosis in the future. Read More 

Dietary Supplements That Can Affect Oral Health

If you take certain dietary supplements, you might believe they are enhancing your overall health. While this may be true, certain supplements can have detrimental effects on your teeth and gums. These effects can be especially troublesome if you wear braces, so if you take vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements, be sure to see your dentist on a regular basis. Here are some supplements that may have negative effects on your teeth and gums, especially if you wear braces or have dental restorations: Read More 

Anti-Seizure Drugs And Pediatric Gum Problems

If your child suffers from epilepsy or other seizure disorders, then he or she may be taking anti-seizure medications. Although these prescription drugs are effective in reducing the number and severity of your child's seizures, they may cause significant problems with gum tissue. Here are some ways anti-seizure medications can affect your child's oral health and general well-being and what you can do about them. Hyperplasia Of Gum Tissue Certain anti-seizure medications can cause hyperplasia of your child's gum tissue. Read More 

The Importance Of Wearing And Caring For Your Retainer After Braces

Wearing braces is one of the best ways to achieve straighter teeth and a nicer smile, but you will not wear them forever. Most people wear them only a year or two, and the orthodontist then removes them to reveal a nicer smile. The problem is that you cannot keep this nicer smiler if you do not wear your retainer. Additionally, it's also important to care for your retainer in the proper ways so that it lasts, and here are a few things to understand about your new retainer. Read More 

Dental Problems You May Eventually Need To Address

While patients will often focus on cavities and missing teeth, there are a number of issues that patients may experience. Being informed about both the causes and the treatment options for these problems will be essential to limiting the damage that occurs to your mouth. Worsening Tooth Sensitivity Patients are often under the impression that tooth sensitivity is strictly the result of cavities. While cavities can weaken the exterior enamel of the tooth and make sensitivity worse, this is not the only issue that may be the cause of the tooth sensitivity. Read More