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Archive for February 2020

Dental Implants: Maintenance And Care

Dental Implants Dental Implants are a very unique way to restore your missing teeth. Also, they are the perfect solution for missing teeth because of the fact that they are long-lasting if they are cared for properly in addition they also are designed to function, fit, and feel just like your natural teeth. In order to assist you with the proper maintenance and care of your dental implants please review the steps you should take below:

See A Dental Professional Often If you have received dental implants it is that much more important to be sure that you are seeing a dentist on a regular basis. A huge part of this is scheduling routine dental cleanings so that professional cleans around the area of your dental implants can be done by dental professionals with advanced tools.

Remember to Floss Although, brushing your teeth is of vital importance when it comes to maintaining your dental implants, it is also equally important to be sure that you are remembering to floss properly. This is because when you floss you are able to reach areas around the dental implant that can’t be reached with a toothbrush.

Use Mouthwash After you brush and floss your teeth, you should be sure to use an antibacterial mouthwash in order to help kill leftover bacteria. Also, this offers the most comprehensive cleaning you can provide yourself while you are actively engaging in the maintenance of your oral hygiene from the comfort of home.

Use the Right Toothpaste Dental Implants and Dental Crowns are not susceptible to tooth decay, but they are still susceptible to other oral diseases. This is why it’s important to be sure that you’re picking the right toothpaste that can offer special protection for your gum. Your dental professional can also provide you with suggestions.

Contact Our Office If you start to experience any kind of discomfort or pain around the dental implant site area then it’s best that you contact our office as soon as possible. This will allow our doctor to examine your mouth.
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TMJ Disorder: Symptoms And Warning Signs

TMJ Disorder Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ is a disorder that is directly related to problems with your jaw as well as the joint surrounding the facial muscles. TMJ disorder can be caused by a variety of things whether it be poor posture or stress that results in clenching your jaw. No matter how TMJ is caused if you have it it’s important to get it treated by a dental professional as soon as possible.

Pain or Tenderness Also, the pain or tenderness is a major warning sign that you are suffering from TMJ disorder and you can typically feel this tenderness when you are opening or closing your jaw. Also, the pain related to TMJ can transfer itself to your face, neck, or shoulders. To learn more about these symptoms read below.

Stuck Jaw The main sign that those who suffer from TMJ typically notice that their jaw is locking when they try to speak or chew. Also, there have been reports that those who suffer will be unable to open their mouth very wide. Also, chewing and speaking might be difficult or often impossible depending on the pain.

Odd Noises TMJ syndrome can cause a person who suffers from it to hear noises when they are opening or closing their mouth. In these cases, the sufferer might hear a popping or clicking sound or a ringing in their ear.

Other Symptoms While pain, tightness and clicking noises are the most common symptoms, people who might suffer from TMJ should call a doctor for any of the following reasons that are listed directly below:
  • Painful Facial swelling
  • Toothaches or earaches
  • Aches in the head or neck
  • Pain in the upper shoulder
  • Experiencing any dizziness
Minor cases of TMJ are likely to go away on their own. However, many people suffer from severe or prolonged symptoms. If you are in need of TMJ treatment contact our office to make an appointment.
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