Common Types of Night Guards to Combat TMJ

Common Types of Night Guards to Combat TMJ

TMJ can be highly uncomfortable for some people. The repetitive clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth can lead to jaw pain, headaches, teeth sensitivity, and other negative side effects. TMJ can also be a result of a dislocated jaw, muscular spasms in the...
Benefits of Having a Night Guard if You Suffer from TMJ

Benefits of Having a Night Guard if You Suffer from TMJ

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ as it’s more commonly known, can be a real pain to live with. The conscious, sub-conscious, or unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth can lead to a sore jaw, headaches, sensitive teeth, and other uncomfortable...
TMJ: Occlusal Splint/Night Guard Therapy

TMJ: Occlusal Splint/Night Guard Therapy

For patients with disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), splint (night guard) therapy can often deliver much-needed relief. A properly adjusted occlusal splint does more than just protect the teeth. By covering up the areas of the top teeth that normally...
Types of Braces

Types of Braces

Dental braces have come a long way since they were invented in the 1800’s. Today, Americans and residents of are privy to a bevy of tooth-straightening options, each of which offers different benefits. Currently, the most popular types of braces used in include: Metal...
Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

Orthodontic Post-Op Instructions

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can prolong treatment, make...
What is an Orthodontist

What is an Orthodontist

An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Contrary to popular belief, this branch of dentistry is not merely about the cosmetic appearance of patient smiles, but also about their oral health. Patients who visit an...