When you’re looking to whiten your smile, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of items on the market. Without proper medical training, it can be hard to distinguish between dental fads and dental facts. Luckily, Dr. Tikson has offered her expertise on the topic to help you safely brighten your smile! FAD ALERT! Charcoal … Continue reading Fad or Fact? Dr. Tikson’s Take on Trendy Teeth-Whitening Treatments
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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).
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
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. One of the best things is that the treatment has minimal impact on your everyday life. Your Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for you. A series of clear removable aligners fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating if needed. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss.