Having temporomandibular joint disorder can be quite painful, and it may feel like you never get a break from it. As it turns out, braces can be helpful for reducing the number of symptoms that you have with this disorder. Here's how. Understanding TMJ Temporomandibular joint disorder is a problem with the joints that act as hinges for your jaw. While the causes of TMJ can vary and include injuries and genetic predispositions, the symptoms are usually the same: tightness, pain, inflammation, and stiffness of the joints.
- A dental implant can improve your quality of life, but the procedure itself can sound more than a little scary, especially to those who already fear going to the dentist. If you're missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you really do need to get dental implants because those will protect the rest of your mouth by holding teeth in place (without the implant, the rest of your teeth could move and create bite problems).
- Many people got the chance to have braces put on their teeth when they were little. If you didn't, for one reason or another, now might be your chance to finally straighten your teeth. Maybe you were scared of the dentist as a child or you were afraid of what those metal braces would look and feel like. Well, now you are an adult and there is a better option for you than those metal braces, and that is Invisalign.
- If your dentist has recently covered a few of your teeth with permanent dental crowns to help protect the teeth, you may be worried that you may do something to damage them, especially during the time it takes for the adhesive to fully set up. If so, use the following tips to help prevent damage to your new permanent crowns. 1. Eat Hard or Chewy Foods Sparingly One preventative measure you can take to help keep from cracking or chipping your new crowns is to avoid hard or chewy foods during the first week or so after you get them.
- Do you have a single tooth that is discolored and causing you to feel embarrassed about your smile? If so, you're likely looking for ways that you can fix it. Visit your dentist for a consultation and learn about the following options to improve the color of your tooth. Teeth Whitening One option that your dentist will consider is teeth whitening. This can be done in a few ways, but the most powerful whitening method will involve having the dentist handle the procedure.