Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Dr. Susan Tikson’s office! For some people, July 4th is synonymous with parades and concerts, while for others, it is all about the backyard barbecues. It’s been estimated that about 74 million Americans grill out every Fourth of July. No matter what your final destination is … Continue reading Enjoy Fourth of July Barbecues While Caring for Your Smile
Summer is here which means trips to the pool, outings at the park and road trips to visit family and friends. So what do all of these summer excursions have in common? Kids will be hungry, but healthy snacks aren’t always available at concession stands and drive-thru windows. So what’s a parent to do? Dr. … Continue reading Great Summer Snacks for Kids
This year, nearly 50,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. It’s important to distinguish oral cavity cancers from oropharyngeal cancers because they often have different etiologies and prognoses. The 5-year survival rate for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is about 65%, and has improved dramatically over the last few decades. Still, … Continue reading Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Are you self-conscious about your not-so-pearly whites? Do you avoid smiling when you have your picture taken? Something as simple as the color of your teeth can affect your everyday life. The good news is, there are many different options when it comes to whitening your teeth. The first step to a brighter smile is to visit your dentist to help determine the cause.
Do you ever find yourself waking up in the morning with a tight, sore jaw or headache or earache? Chances are you have bruxism. This common disorder causes you to clench or grind your teeth during the night or day and can lead to jaw problems and damaged teeth. Most people clench instead of grind their teeth. More than 80% of the population is affected by some sort of TMD (temporomandibular disorder).
BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Another use of BOTOX Cosmetic that you may not think of, initially, is for relief and management of facial pain, headaches, migraines and other mouth pain. This pain could be stemming from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ,) bruxism or clenching.
Have you found yourself not smiling because you’re embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth? Do you have a little chip on your front tooth that you think everyone can see when you talk? There is no need to keep feeling self-conscious about your smile. By concealing imperfections with veneers and replacing the exterior of the tooth with crowns you can have a brand-new smile.