Did you know that virtually all Americans (99.7%) truly believe that having a great smile is an important social asset? Not only that, but 96% people believe that this social asset will help make a person more attractive to the opposite sex, while 74% believe that a less-than-attractive smile could harm a person’s chances at success in their career. This is probably why year after year Americans are willing to spend so much on cosmetic dentistry services–to improve the overall quality of not only their smile, but their lives. So what are some of the dental treatments that a cosmetic dentist can provide to improve a person’s smile? 1. Veneers. Dental veneers are these incredibly thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, like porcelain or resin composite materials, that bond to t
Archive for December, 2013
TMJ disorder (TMJD, or more commonly, TMD) is an inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It can cause clicking, popping, grinding, and/or pain and discomfort. For those afflicted, the simple act of opening and closing their mouths can become a difficult and uncomfortable activity, and for some people the pain can even make it difficult to sleep at night. While the exact causes of TMD are not understood, there are options for treatment for TMJ disorder that can ease the pain and help sufferers regain control of their life.
- TMJ Treatment With Exercise
Tension and strain on the jaw muscles plays a part in TMD, so strengthening and stretching th