Posts Categorized: Preventive Dentistry

When Does Your Smile Need TMJ Treatment?

Have you ever heard of TMJ disorder? Also known as TMD, this jaw joint disorder could lead to serious discomfort and even impact how your mouth opens and closes. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we identify and treat the disorder, and what warning signs our Gary, IN, patients should watch for…. Read more »

Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?

Bruxism, in which a person routinely grinds or clenches his or her teeth, could lead to serious trouble for our smile’s health. Over time, the pressure has been known to wear down or damage teeth. Fortunately, we have treatment options designed to prevent damage and even stop the onset of teeth grinding. In today’s blog,… Read more »

Do My Headaches Point To TMJ Disorder?

Do you often experience headaches? If you have migraines and pain but can’t locate the cause, then consider seeing your Gary, IN, dentist. With our custom-made oral appliances, we can help treat your TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, and help you enjoy life with less frequent headaches.

How Does Teeth Grinding Impact Oral Health?

Many of us occasionally grind our teeth, especially in childhood. However, what if in adulthood we continue to grind our teeth, sometimes every night? Known as bruxism, this disorder could lead to serious oral health problems. In today’s blog, we’re looking at the causes of bruxism and how teeth grinding impacts your smile. We’re also… Read more »

Easing Dental Anxiety With Dental Sedation

  Seeing the dentist every six months is vital for protecting your smile from tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious oral health issues. However, sometimes people don’t find time to see the dentist, or may even avoid visits due to anxiety. Over time, this could lead to serious problems, from infected teeth to tooth… Read more »

Avoid Cavities After Christmas!

Christmas is a wonderful holiday, one that allows us to spend time with friends and family. However, the holiday also encourages us to consume sugary sweets. In order to avoid cavities after the holiday, we have a few tips for our Gary, IN, patients.

The Warning Signs Of TMJ Disorder

Last week, we talked about the impact of bruxism. Today, we’re going to look at another common jaw joint issue: TMJ disorder. Also known as TMD, this issue could lead to serious discomfort and even a greater chance of teeth grinding developing. What warning signs should our Gary, IN, patients know?

Does A Headache Mean Bruxism?

If you have persistent headaches, you may be surprised to find out there could be a link to your smile. Bruxism, in which a person consistently grinds the teeth or clenches the jaw, could lead to headaches and other symptoms. How do we treat bruxism and help our patients in Gary, IN, enjoy healthier smiles?

Schedule Your Checkup And Cleaning Today!

The American Dental Association recommends a routine checkup and cleaning every six months. We agree, and urge our Gary, IN, patients to schedule one now before the holiday season fills up their schedules. Routine care helps protect smiles of all ages from common oral health concerns!