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Sports Mouth Guard – Keeping Your Teeth Protected

  Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or staring at electronic devices such as tablets or computers. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy. Though keeping children safe during these physical…

Abfraction – What Are They?

Do your find yourself having more and more sensitivity to all elements? Though sensitivity can be caused by numerous reasons, but a common cause might be something that is more preventable than you might think. Until recently, abfraction was thought to be caused by improper toothbrushing techniques. An abfraction lesion is now known to be…

TMJ Pain? BOTOX, A Great Alternative To A Night Guard

Increasingly, BOTOX is used as an alternative treatment to guards (for day or night) for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and facial pain. When injected into the jaw, head and facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX relieves TMJ pain and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate the…

Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Most of the time, the answer is a resounding YES! Most wisdom teeth cause nothing but problems down the road since very few people actually have sufficient room for them to come in and function correctly. Even when they do have the minimal “space” requirements, they are so difficult to get to that adequate flossing…

Dental Treatment While Breastfeeding

  Many times we come across mothers who are concerned if having dental work (i.e. fillings, root canals, etc) will affect breastfeeding. Sometimes they are told they must temporarily suspend nursing in order to take pain medications or antibiotics, or they need to wait until the anesthesia clears from their system. This, however, is not…

Their Smiles Says It All… Pediatric White Crowns

Some of the most perplexing words you can hear from your pediatric dentist are, “Your child has cavities.” Sometimes you already know, and sometimes you are taken off guard; but regardless of the circumstances, these words can often leave a parent feeling guilty and uncertain about what comes next. If the cavity is still small,…

Understanding Oral Cancer

  Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. Oral cancer, which includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx…

Advantages Over Braces

Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus since your office visits…