FAQ About Misaligned Teeth

 

FAQ About Misaligned Teeth Have you ever wondered, why some people are fortunate enough to have perfectly straight smiles with no need for intervention, while others need orthodontic treatment? You may have overlaps, gaps, or crooked teeth, while another member of your family has a perfect smile. If you have questions about misaligned teeth come about then you may find the answers in this post devoted to FAQ about misaligned teeth.  (more…)

Problems Caused By Grinding Your Teeth

Problems Caused By Grinding Your TeethMost people who grind their teeth do so during their sleep. If you are sleeping when you grind your teeth, how do you know if you are doing it? You may notice that you often wake up with headaches and/or a sore jaw and teeth. Maybe throughout the day that you find yourself clenching your jaw more often than not. You might have an increased teeth sensitivity to cold or hot foods. These could all be possible signs that could indicate that you are grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth, which is also known as bruxism, can cause several problems for your oral and overall health(more…)

4 Tips For Success With Invisalign

4 Tips For Success With InvisalignIf you are currently using Invisalign to treat your smile, there are ways to help make your treatment as successful as possible. If you are still just considering treatment with Invisalign, it may still be worth knowing about the tips that can help make the treatment more effective.  Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile, but being mindful with your treatment can make it more effecient.  These four tips may help to make sure that your journey with Invisalign treatment is as effective as possible.  (more…)

Help! My Jaw Constantly Hurts!

Help! My Jaw Constantly Hurts! Jaw pain may consist of constant throbbing pain in your jaw and cheeks; pain from your jaw can even reach down to your temples, neck, and down to your shoulders. Constant jaw pain can also be accompanied with frequent headaches. If you experience any of this kind of chronic pain, it could be a sign that you may have a condition known as TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint that connects the upper and lower parts of your jaw and allows it to move. The movement of the TMJ is one of the most complex in your entire body because it can move forward, backward, up, down, and side to side.  (more…)

Sneaky Seeds Can Be A Smile Problem

Sneaky Seeds Can Be A Smile ProblemIf you have ever had an ‘everything’ bagel, then you might understand how easily seeds can get stuck in your teeth. Seeds happen to be in your fruit, bread, yogurt parfait, granola bar, etc. Most seeds are full of nutrients and are generally considered healthy for you. While seeds are beneficial to your health, which is ultimately beneficial to your smile, the tiny, sneaky seeds can be problematic for your oral health. Tiny seeds may go unnoticed when you eat, which means they may go unnoticed if they get stuck in your teeth. Some seeds may be small, but could be large enough to damage the enamel of your teeth when bitten down on.  (more…)

Keep Track Of Your Invisalign® Aligners

Keep Track Of Your Invisalign® AlignersInvisalign® clear aligners can and should be removed from your smile when you eat, drink, brush, floss, etc. This benefit adds to your convenience and also allows your smile to stay cleaner than with traditional braces. However, this benefit does come with responsibility. For the most efficient treatment possible, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Being able to remove your clear aligner whenever you want means that you need to need to be able to put it back in as soon as possible. With busy, hectic lives, keeping track of one more thing can be an added challenge. We have some tips and advice that may help you keep track of your Invisalign® clear aligners. (more…)

Understanding The Types Of Malocclusion

Understanding The Types Of MalocclusionOcclusion is the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed. ‘Mal’ is a prefix meaning ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ Therefore, malocclusion is the bad positioning of the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. The bad bite created by malocclusion can lead to crooked, crowded, protruding teeth, gum problems, temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly known as TMJ), and chronic headaches. People with normal occlusion have a bite that with matching points of the molars of each set of teeth fit the grooves of the molars of the other set. There are different types of malocclusion that require different types of treatment(more…)

Does Sparkling Water Affect My Smile?

Does Sparkling Water Affect My Smile?Sparkling water, especially flavored sparkling water, is very popular right now. The drink has become a choice for those that want to get the bubbles of soda without the additional sugar. However, it has come into question of whether or not carbonation can weaken your teeth. There have been worries that any carbonation, including sparkling water, has a higher level of acidity. Acidity can lead to attacks on the outer layer of your teeth known as enamel. The important question to ask: does sparkling water have enough acidity to negatively affect your smile(more…)