At best, the persistent feeling of your jaw popping when you open and close your mouth can be pretty annoying. At worst, it can be painful, and can grow increasingly worse until you diagnose and treat the problem. The sensation originates with the joints on which your lower jaw moves, called the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). When something is wrong with them, you may suffer from TMJ disorder, which describes damaged jaw joints that could lead to wide and diverse range of discomfort.
It’s hard to think of a sparkling fresh mouth on a hot summer day, but breath can be fresh all year round. First, form and maintain excellent dental hygiene habits. Brush twice a day (and after meals, if practical.) Floss properly. Make and keep general dentistry (check up) appointments, so your dentist and dental hygienist can look closely at your teeth and mouth. Their expert eyes can alert you to problems that may affect breath odor. Good oral care is vital, but there are other changes that can help keep breath fresh.
If you have a cracked tooth, you will require immediate attention. We encourage you to come in for a visit ASAP because restorative care is absolutely necessary to help you avoid further damage and infection. Now that you know what to do to solve the problem, you may still be wondering what on earth went wrong to land you in our chair for a crown or other treatment. We have some ideas regarding what might have caused the crack (and what you may work toward avoiding in the future to protect your teeth).
Do you feel like every time you turn around, you’ve lost another toothbrush? Perhaps you know where your toothbrush is but you accidentally left it at work and now, here you are, getting ready for bed and you don’t have your necessary dental hygiene items with which to thoroughly care for your smile! If you didn’t already know, this is a much more common problem than you might think. It can also end up costing you a lot of money! So, keep that cash in your pocket and make life easier with some helpful suggestions.
What is it that is worrying you the most about your dental care? Do you need restorative dentistry to fix a problem but you’re nearly shaking in your boots you’re so nervous? Perhaps you are missing teeth and seek tooth replacement – or you want to improve the way your smile looks to achieve a true dazzler. Whatever the case, we would like to first reassure you that you are among millions of people who worry about their dental visits. We would also like to offer up some helpful responses to common concerns, so you feel confident about doing what’s best for you and your smile.