Posts By: John

Dental Fillings can Spread Decay to Your Neighboring Teeth

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Tooth decay occurs due to an infection with certain types of bacteria that tend to use sugars in food to make acid. These acids tend to make a cavity in your teeth over time. A filling is a way to restore your damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. A dentist removes the decayed tooth material and cleans…

What’s the Connection between Seniors’ Oral and Mental Health?

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One of the most devastating effects of aging is the decline in cognitive function that affects our elders in their later years. Some recent research points to declining oral health for elders as a factor affecting their mental health. In the US, the senior population is growing every day, and over a third of over-70 elders suffer from some form…

TMJ Pain Treatment: What to Eat, What Not to Eat

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TMJ Diet

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a very painful experience which makes eating or chewing food a mammoth task. There are numerous ways to treat TMJ pain. One of them is following a proper diet. Let us take a look at some of the foods that help reduce TMJ pain. Fluids Fresh fruit juices, vegetable or chicken soup, broth, milk etc.…

Uneven teeth? Here are you options for Teeth Straightening

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Do you wish that your smile could have been better? Don’t despair. Technology advancements have made certain parameters controllable for man; one of which is teeth straightening. Many people feel about a slight regret regarding their smiles. They avoid getting clicked, talk less and even drop plans of going out with friends frequently. They get conscious and this brings down…

Uneven Tooth Color after Bleaching? Here’s What You Need to Do

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Tooth bleaching is a popular method for whitening discolored teeth, and it can be done at home or by a dentist. It’s quite common for teeth to appear unevenly colored after the procedure. However, you need to take some steps if there is an extensive difference in color, or your teeth become more heavily stained over time. Here are a…

Arthritis and its Effect on your Oral Health

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Haven’t we all heard about arthritis (or rheumatoid arthritis)? The most common symptom is pain in the joints and it also affects cardiovascular system, connective tissues and internal organs. Many a times crepitus is experienced where the joints, while functioning, brush against each other and make rubbing sounds. But did you know that arthritis can also affect your oral health?…

TMJ and Teenagers: The Various Treatment Options

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Although temporomandibular joint pain is common among adults aged 25 years and older, it is bound to develop sooner especially amongst teenagers. A majority of the cases develop during childhood due to injuries as well as constant breathing through the mouth which is associated with allergies. Thus, most teenagers live with TMJ as it remains undiagnosed, disrupting their lives without…

Find out what sets a TMJ Headache apart

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Can TMJ cause headaches? This is a common question today. Millions of people experience a telltale pain that radiates from the head and neck. This is usually preceded in by stiffness in the jaw. In most cases, the pain arising from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is mistaken for a normal headache because of the similarity of the symptoms. Consequently, this type…

Different TMJ Exercises to Help Alleviate Pain

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is not commonly talked about but it is crucial when opening and closing the mouth. This joint is unique as it allows forward, backward as well as side-to-side movement of the jaw. Even then, it can develop a disorder resulting in pain in the jaw or near the ears. This is referred to as Temporomandibular disorder…

A Complete Guide to Splint Therapy

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The temporomandibular joint, or the ‘jaw point’, is a hinge that connects your jaw to your temporal skull bones.  It assists in the opening and closing of your jaw, and plays an important role in letting you speak, chew, smile and yawn. Because of the frequent and constant use of the jaw point, it is a common target for recurring…