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What is TMJ ?

You may not think about your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) much, but you use them a lot. The joints connect your jawbone to your skull. Your TMJ springs into action each time you talk, chew and swallow. TMJ disorders occur when something goes wrong with your jaw joints and jaw muscles. Oftentimes, this happens because of a jaw injury,…

Unwrapping the truth on CANDY

By now, you’ve probably heard that candy is bad for your teeth. If you haven’t, we envy the way you coolly and unapologetically eat a Snicker’s bar. As dentists, we can’t do that. We know exactly what happens once we put that yummy candy bar in our mouth. What happens when you eat that piece…

Smiling…The natural stress reducer.

We all know that too much stress in our lives can wreak havoc on our health, disrupting nearly every system in our body. Stress can lead to high blood pressure, an increased risk for heart attack and stroke, and even accelerated aging. To remedy this, many people turn to yoga, meditation, stress counseling, or frequent…

How to care for your Crown

Dental crowns are a common part of smile restoration, as they can be used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged by decay. They are also very easy to care for at home. If you look after your dental crowns according to the following instructions, they could last for many years or…

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