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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore TMJ Pain

Chewing or clenching your teeth for too long can cause jaw pain for short periods. However, if you have discomfort that doesn’t improve over time or worsens, you may be experiencing TMJ pain, a condition that requires a dental evaluation.

May 13th, 2021
Do Mouthguards Actually Work?

A mouthguard can protect your child from experiencing a wide range of sports-related oral injuries, from a jaw fracture to a broken tooth. Learn how this simple device can prevent functional and cosmetic damage to your child’s teeth and mouth.

Apr 12th, 2021
Complications of Crooked Teeth

Crooked teeth can affect more than your appearance. A misaligned smile can damage your self-confidence and threaten the health of your entire mouth. Find out what’s at risk if you leave crooked teeth uncorrected.

Mar 9th, 2021
Why You Shouldn’t Slack Off Wearing Your Retainer

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t end when you stop wearing braces. Wearing your retainer as instructed is an important step in maintaining your perfect smile. Find out why following through on this last part of orthodontic treatment is so important.

Feb 9th, 2021
What is the Best Age to Start Orthodontic Treatment?

While orthodontics can correct a wide range of cosmetic and functional issues at nearly any age, starting treatment at the right time can help you achieve optimal results. Find out what experts advise about when to start orthodontic treatment.

Jan 7th, 2021
Understanding Your Options for Whitening Your Teeth

Are you confused about the choices for whitening your teeth? You can improve your smile and brighten your teeth with teeth whitening. Find out how treatments differ, so you can determine how to get the results you desire.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Why Invisalign Might Be the Right Choice for You

If you’ve avoided correcting your crooked teeth because you don’t want to wear embarrassing metal braces, Invisalign® may be right for you. Find out how this practically invisible treatment delivers dramatic results and stunning smiles.

Nov 6th, 2020
Tips for Prolonging the Life of Your Mouthguard

Whether you use a mouthguard to protect your teeth from injuries when you play sports or from teeth grinding while you sleep, you can extend the life of your customized device with proper care. Find out how to get the most from your investment.

Oct 18th, 2020
Back to School: Time for Your Child's Annual Dental Exam

Don’t forget to include your child’s annual dental exam in your back-to-school checklist. This important health screening can ensure your child isn’t distracted by the pain of tooth decay or other oral problems during their busy school year.

Sep 7th, 2020
Are You a Candidate for a Damon Smile?

If you have avoided orthodontic treatment because of the discomfort involved, you may be ready for a Damon Smile. Find out how Damon Clear® braces can deliver dramatic results without the pain and inconvenience of metal braces.

Aug 12th, 2020
Foods That Promote Oral Health

You likely know that consuming candy and soda increases your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. But, did you also know that some foods can actually fight these conditions? Read on to find out which foods can help you maintain your oral health.

Jul 19th, 2020
When Is Your Child Ready for Braces?

While braces can correct both cosmetic and functional issues, the timing of treatment depends on the type of problem present and the development of your child. Find out how to determine whether your child may be ready for braces.

Jun 24th, 2020
5 Brushing Habits You Should Pick Up

Brushing your teeth twice daily is the first step in protecting the health of your teeth and gums. However, you can do more harm than good if you don’t use good brushing habits. Read on to learn how to get the most out of brushing.

May 29th, 2020
Does Your Dad Snore? You Might Be At Risk For Sleep Apnea

You’ve likely heard that people can inherit their height, looks, and personality from their parents. But have you heard that people can inherit sleep apnea? Read on to learn how your genetics can contribute to the development of this condition.

Jan 1st, 2020
Why You Can't Get Rid of Yellow Teeth by Brushing Alone

Yellow teeth can affect your smile and self-esteem. But no matter how much you brush, those stains aren’t going anywhere. Find out why brushing alone can’t get rid of yellow teeth as well as steps you can take for a brighter, whiter smile.

Dec 1st, 2019
Why You Should See a Dentist for Your Achy Jaw

There are many reasons why your jaw might hurt. Dentists are trained to recognize and treat various problems that cause pain in your jaw. If you have an achy jaw, the dentist should be your first appointment to find out why.

Nov 1st, 2019
Tips for Taking Care of Your Invisalign Trays

Invisalign offers lots of benefits compared to traditional braces, including easy care for the aligner trays. If you've got Invisalign, here's your five-step plan to keep your aligners in perfect shape.

Sep 1st, 2019
How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

A professional whitening treatment can literally transform the way your smile looks, and it can help you feel more confident, too. Here's how to maintain those great results for as long as possible.

Aug 1st, 2019
What Kinds of Sports Require a Mouthguard?

Participating in virtually any sport raises your risk of injury. Choosing the proper protective equipment reduces that risk and keeps you safe. Don’t forget about your mouth! A custom-made sports mouthguard can spare you expensive dental bills.

Jun 1st, 2019
Your Migraines Might Be Caused By TMJ

If you’ve ever suffered from migraines, you might be surprised to learn that they could actually be caused by TMJ disorder -- a swelling in the joints in your jaw. Learn more about how you can get relief from aching jaws and migraines caused by TMJ.

May 1st, 2019
Damon Smile: The Less Invasive Way to Straighter Teeth

It's difficult to make a good impression when you're trying to hide your teeth. If the prospect of ugly metal braces has been holding you back from getting a perfect smile, your wait is over. Learn more about Damon Smile.

Apr 2nd, 2019
The Major Effects Sleep Apnea Can Have On Your Health

Snoring can be frustrating and disrupt your sleep, but if that snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, the effects on your health could be far worse. Find out what to look for and why it’s vitally important to seek treatment for sleep apnea.

Feb 6th, 2019
TMJ Is More Common Than You Think: Learn the Symptoms

The Temporomandibular Joint connects our lower jaw to our skull. The tissues and muscles in this area can become damaged and inflamed, leading to TMJ disorder. This can cause pain, discomfort, and other symptoms.

Nov 13th, 2018
Should Your Child Wear a Mouthguard for Sports?

Your child’s smile is one-of-a-kind. When it comes to protecting that smile, it’s easy to remember to brush and floss, and you can set reminders for regular dental checkups. But what can you do to keep your child’s smile safe during sports?

Oct 19th, 2018
How Long Will My Invisalign Treatment Take?

Millions of teens and adults achieve perfect smiles without a mouthful of metal, thanks to Invisalign®. Read on to learn how this revolutionary clear plastic aligner system may be able to correct your cosmetic dental flaws in as few as nine months.

Aug 23rd, 2018