Can I Straighten My Smile At My Age?

Can I Straighten My Smile At My Age?There is a very common misconception that orthodontic treatment is only for teenagers. Perhaps it is all of the images in media of teens wearing metal braces, but the truth is that orthodontic treatment is for people of all ages. Straightening your smile has benefits that go beyond just updating your appearance. The benefits can include a reduced risk for problems like gum disease and tooth decay. In many cases for many people, your smile can be straightened as an adult. Orthodontic treatment for adults or even teens does not have to include metal braces. Treatment can be discreet without taking over your appearance. Straightening your teeth at any age can benefit your health.  (more…)

Is Red Wine Good For My Smile?

Is Red Wine Good For My Smile?If you enjoy the occasional glass of red wine with a meal, you may have noticed how the drink leaves your smile stained red. A drink that stains your mouth may leave you questioning whether or not it is healthy for you. While you may have already read somewhere that red wine is good for your heart and brain, you may not have heard that it can be good for your smile, too. A recent study recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that red wine may have some benefits for your smile and your oral health.  (more…)

Want To Take A Quiz About Crooked Teeth?

Want To Take A Quiz About Crooked Teeth?When your teeth are properly aligned, your mouth functions better. When your have crooked teeth, your smile’s appearance is not the only thing that suffers. Straightening your crooked teeth can help improve your oral health as well as improving your smile’s appearance. Let’s test your knowledge of crooked teeth and the consequences of not correcting them.  (more…)

Understanding TMJ Disorder And Your Health

Understanding TMJ Disorder And Your HealthWhen you have any type of pain, it can affect your day to day activities. When you suffer from TMJ disorder, the multitude of related pains and discomforts can seriously impact several aspects of your health. TMJ disorder, short for temporomandibular joint disorder, is a dysfunction in one or both of the joints in your jaw. The joints control the movement of your jaw allowing it to open and close for biting, chewing, and speaking. Understanding TMJ disorder can give you the knowledge that may help you prevent developing it or treat it once you have.  (more…)

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…)