Month: February 2015

Bad Habits That Can Wreck Your Teeth

Developing good habits is a good thing. Developing bad habits, not so much. Some good habits include practicing proper oral health, exercising, and eating healthy. Some bad habits include smoking, picking your teeth or nose in public, burping out loud, not covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and the list goes on. There… Read more »

What Is An Orthodontic Dentist?

Most people go to a general dentist for professional cleanings, yearly exams, extractions, or fillings. There are actually nine fields of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) including orthodontics. Each field specializes in a different aspect of oral or oral-facial treatment. Endodontics, for instance, focuses on diseases of the tooth pulp and surrounding… Read more »

Are Tooth Whitening Ingredients Safe?

Have you ever heard of bleachorexia? It is when someone bleaches their teeth chronically and it causes damage. That, however, is an extreme. If you get your teeth whitened only occasionally then the whitening ingredients in tooth whitening products are generally safe. Tooth whitening is very popular because it is a simple way to brighten… Read more »

Is Your TMJ Talking Too Much?

TMJ stands for temporomanibular joints. Your temporomandibular joints are the jaw joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Because of these joints you can open your mouth to talk, chew, yawn, eat, and drink.  Put your fingers in front of each ear and open your mouth. Can you feel your jaw joint? Temporomanibular… Read more »