Botox for TMJ: What You Need to Know

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, more commonly known as TMJ or TMJ Syndrome, can lead to painful problems like jaw pain and clicking/locking of the jaw that can make it difficult to chew. TMJ can also cause ear pain and headaches. Needless to say, anyone who suffers from TMJ is likely desperate for a solution. There are […]

Helpful Tips for Reducing Mouth Pain

Pain of any kind is unpleasant, to say the least, but there is something particularly excruciating about pain in your mouth. Every time you talk, eat, drink, or swallow, you’re likely to be reminded of your mouth pain. You shouldn’t have to live with mouth pain, and it’s important that you take steps quickly to […]

How Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

We all want to be happy and healthy. And we all know that our overall health is affected by things like diet and exercise. But there are other things that can affect our overall health, too. One of the most surprising? Oral health.   It’s a little counterintuitive to think that your oral health could impact […]

Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential

Life is busy. Between work, home, and family responsibilities, making time for something like a dental cleaning might seem laughable, especially if you don’t particularly love going to the dentist. While dental cleanings are quick and painless, many people still tend to avoid them for various reasons: fear, cost, scheduling conflicts, etc. But unfortunately, when […]

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

There’s a reason “It’s like having teeth pulled” is the phrase used to describe a miserable experience: many people absolutely dread going to the dentist. In fact, 36% of people are estimated to have some form of dental anxiety, and 12% struggle with extreme dental fear. Going to the dentist may not be your idea […]

What Are Composite Fillings?

When you need a filling, you’re likely to have a lot of concerns. Is it going to hurt? How much is it going to cost? How long will it be before I start feeling relief? These questions and more plague many dental patients, but there’s another filling-related question that is common as well: how is […]

Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which healthy bone tissue is transferred to a site where there is significant bone loss. The body uses this healthy tissue to help repair or rebuild the bone in that area. Bone grafts can actually be performed virtually anywhere in the body, but they’re common in dental […]