Migraines May Be Linked to Mouth Bacteria

Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches are often counseled to avoid certain trigger foods – for example, chocolate, wine and foods containing nitrates. A recent study, however, shows that it may not be the food causing the headaches but rather the bacteria from the food that is left in the mouth. The research from the […]

3 Tips for Oral Health During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you take extra care with your health by taking vitamins, eating right, going to your doctor checkups and getting plenty of rest. But are you thinking of good oral health care as part of your pre-natal care?   During pregnancy, the acidity level in your mouth rises which increases the risk […]

Tooth Enamel: Working Hard to Protect Your Teeth

When you smile at your reflection in a mirror, you are seeing the enamel covering on your teeth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body and is primarily made of minerals.   Here is a quick look at what makes up your teeth:   The enamel covers the outer layer of your teeth, forming […]

Some Unusual Causes of Bad Breath

It’s fairly common knowledge that bad breath, or halitosis, can be caused by bacteria that builds up in your mouth because of poor oral health habits, as well as by eating strong foods like garlic and onion. But here’s a list of things that can make your breath less-than-pleasant that may really surprise you: Cocktail […]

Taking Care of Teeth and Gums With Braces

If your child or teen has traditional braces to straighten the teeth, their teeth need special care. Now more than ever it’s essential to practice good oral hygiene. The brackets and wires offer far too many tiny spaces that can trap food particles. If these bits of food aren’t removed on a timely basis, plaque […]

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Categories: TMJ

Frequent Headaches May Be Relieved By Your Dentist

Did you know that chronic headaches may be caused by a problem with your jaw? Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ for short, is a condition where the joint that connects your upper and lower jaws doesn’t work properly. Some common symptoms of TMJ include: Headaches including migraine-like headaches Earaches Pressure and pain behind the eyes […]

Teeth Whitening: Which Treatment Is Best?

We all want that pearly white smile shown in TV ads and flashed by celebrities. But it can be bewildering to choose the right whitening product: Whitening toothpaste? Rinse? Over-the-counter strips and gels? Tray based? Or at your dentist’s office? Each treatment has its pros and cons. Here is a quick overview and comparison against […]

Top 7 Foods that Damage Your Teeth

Certain foods are harmful to your teeth because they contain too much sugar or can even cause a dental emergency like a chipped or broken tooth. Here’s our list of the top 7 foods that are most harmful to your teeth: Ice. While ice has no sugar, chewing on ice can damage the enamel of […]

Gum Disease Can Harm More Than Your Gums and Teeth

Gum disease can really wreak havoc on your gums, teeth and even the underlying bone. But did you know that advanced gum disease can also cause serious systemic health problems? Gum inflammation or gingivitis occurs when bacteria plaque collects on the teeth and is caused by inadequate oral health care. Gingivitis can worsen into gum […]

Enhance Your Smile With Same-Day Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile because your teeth are broken, widely spaced or even missing? We have the technology right here in our office that allows us to perform most cosmetic dentistry in only one day! The conventional method for these types of restorations required taking an uncomfortable impression of […]