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.
The removal of your wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that emerges later in the teen years and early adulthood, is a preventative measure Dr. Susan Tikson recommends for the overall health of your mouth.
There are various reasons one may have bad breath, but in healthy people the major reason is due to bacteria on the tongue. Some studies have shown that simply brushing the tongue reduces bad breath by 70%. Some causes of bad breath: Food Poor oral hygiene habits Periodontal (gum) disease Tobacco products Medications Dry mouth … Continue reading What Causes Bad Breath or Halitosis?
When it comes to kids and sports, whether contact or non-contact, protective gear is expected. For football, boys wear pads and a helmet. For biking, a helmet and maybe knee pads are in order. Hockey players wear shin, shoulder and elbow pads and gloves. Shin guards protect legs in soccer. Volleyball players wear knee pads. … Continue reading Sports & Protecting Your Teeth with Mouth Guards