Archive for November, 2011

Questions To Ask Your Dentist

To be sure you receive the best dental treatment possible, it’s up to you, the patient, to tell your dentist about your needs and ask him/her any questions you have so you can understand your treatment options. Sometimes it’s easy to forget these important questions when you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. To get the […]

Teeth Grinding and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

Bruxism is the act of clenching or grinding your teeth. It is quite common and usually brought on by stress or anxiety leading to tension that gets stored in the jaw. Often teeth grinding occurs while you’re sleeping. It’s an involuntary, subconscious behavior. Bruxism can cause temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders commonly called “TMJ” – […]

Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Gum disease is a serious dental health issue that can affect your general overall health. According to the ADA it is estimated that three out of four adults over 35 have periodontal disease. The ADA recommends that you visit a dentist immediately if you notice the following warning signs. Gums that bleed when you brush […]