Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex joints in the human body and connects your jaw to your skull. Located just underneath your ear on either side of your head, these joints plays an essential role in the daily functions of the jaw. There are several factors...
Most people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are familiar with the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This device consists of a machine with a tube and a mask that you attach to your face at night, and it circulates air in an effort to provide continuous pressure to keep your...
When most people think of orthodontics, they think of straightening their teeth for a more even, beautiful smile. However, orthodontics often corrects issues with the jaw and bite that would become problematic, and for some, functional orthodontics takes that process one step further. Functional orthodontics helps reposition your upper and...
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers in oral care, which is growing in popularity due to its versatility and reduction of common side effects. Lasers are changing the way many dentists perform different oral care procedures. While the technology is still relatively new, it’s being used by more and...
A tooth infection, also referred to as a dental abscess, can be mild or severe. While some people will have resulting pain, others won’t have symptoms of an infected tooth. People can get tooth infections for a variety of reasons, from deep decay to trauma to a chip or...
Sleep is a vital function for our bodies—it not only helps our brains process memories and repair tissues, but it helps strengthen our immune systems and allows us to wake up restored the next day. Lack of sleep has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems, and...
Cracked teeth can happen for a variety of reasons—a sports injury, chewing on ice, even teeth grinding. It’s not always easy to tell whether or not a tooth has been cracked, but seeking a professional evaluation from your dentist can make all the difference for your smile. If left untreated,...
Did you know that over 6 million people have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth ? Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that are clear and are swapped out every few weeks to gradually straighten your teeth and adjust your bite. The result is the smile you’ve always...
Crowded teeth happen when there’s not enough room in your jaw for all your teeth to erupt. The teeth may push against each other and become crooked. Typically, teeth on your lower jaw are the ones that become crowded. The bone that supports your lower teeth happens to be the...
Did you know that tooth enamel is actually porous? What this means is that your tooth enamel is susceptible to damage, including staining and discoloration, over time. However, with the right care, you can keep your enamel healthy, strong, and stain-resistant with the right oral care habits and tools. Whether...