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Why Does My Jaw Ache When I Wake Up?

Waking up with jaw pain signals that something isn’t right. Use this guide as a first step to figuring out what’s happening while you sleep to cause your pain — and find ways to alleviate it.
Mar 7th, 2023

Am I Brushing and Flossing Correctly?

If you want to protect your oral health, you already know to brush and floss daily. But do you know how to do it properly? We teach you here.
Dec 1st, 2022

The Importance of Fluoride in Oral Health

You may have heard that fluoride is good for your teeth, but do you know why? In this article, we look more closely at this widely used and highly effective oral health tool.
Nov 1st, 2022

Is IV Sedation Safe?

Intravenous (IV) sedation can make you more comfortable during a dental procedure, but is it safe? Here’s what you need to know about this widely used sedation method.
Oct 1st, 2022

What Can Make My Jaw Stop Popping?

Whether your jaw pops when you eat, yawn, or just periodically throughout your day, you’re probably sick of it. Let’s talk about what might be causing your jaw to pop and how to get rid of it.
Sep 1st, 2022

Can I Get a Dental Implant if I Have Diabetes?

Whether you’re missing one tooth, a few, or a full arch, dental implants deliver a permanent replacement option. And we have good news: you can still get an implant if you have diabetes. Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2022

My Gums Bleed Every Time I Floss

Bleeding gums while flossing could mean you need to floss more, or it could mean that something else is going on with your dental health. Let’s take a look at what could be to blame.
Jun 1st, 2022

What Does It Mean to Be a Tongue Thruster?

While it’s common to occasionally thrust your tongue forward, it can lead to long-term dental health issues if it becomes a habit. Find out how the condition develops and how tongue thrusting can be corrected.
Apr 1st, 2022

The Link Between Your Frequent Headaches and TMJ

Chronic headaches accompanied by jaw or facial pain may be symptoms of conditions affecting your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Find out how problems with your jaw may be causing headaches that interfere with your quality of life.
Mar 8th, 2022

Using TENS Therapy to Remedy Painful TMJ

Jaw pain that worsens or fails to improve over time may indicate a TMJ disorder. Many people achieve relief of symptoms and a return to normal oral function with TENS therapy. Learn how TENS therapy works and whether it might be right for you.
Feb 1st, 2022

8 Problems that Braces Can Resolve

Braces can correct a wide range of oral problems, from a malformed bite to misaligned teeth. Find out how braces can improve your oral function, appearance, and even your long-term health.
Jan 3rd, 2022

Does Everyone Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

While many people have their wisdom teeth removed in their late teens or early twenties, it isn’t always necessary. Find out when having your wisdom teeth extracted is recommended and when you might be able to avoid it.
Dec 1st, 2021

I'm Nervous About My Upcoming Dental Appointment

It’s not uncommon to experience some nervousness about going to the dentist. However, when your concern prevents you from getting the care you need, it’s time to address the issue and learn how you can maintain your oral health without fear.
Nov 2nd, 2021

5 Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

While no one looks forward to dental surgery, ignoring your dentist’s recommendation for wisdom tooth removal can increase your risk for oral pain, misalignment, and infection. Find out why wisdom tooth removal is often best for you.
Oct 4th, 2021

How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Overall Health

Gum disease can damage more than your smile. Having unhealthy gums is linked to chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Find out how gum disease can increase your risk of health problems that can affect your overall well-being.
Sep 5th, 2021

4 Important Benefits of Dental IV Sedation

If dental anxiety is preventing you from receiving a necessary oral procedure or gum treatment, you may benefit from dental IV sedation. Find out how this type of anesthesia can help you get the care you need comfortably and safely.
Aug 5th, 2021

How to Floss Your Way to Healthier Teeth and Gums

Brushing twice a day isn’t enough to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Daily flossing is also essential for removing plaque where your toothbrush can’t reach. Find out how flossing can make a difference and why using the correct technique matters.
Jul 15th, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Regular Dental Exam

Don’t wait until you experience an oral problem to schedule a dental exam. Find out how bi-annual dental exams can help identify a wide range of issues before they cause permanent damage and require complex treatment.
Jun 30th, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off TMJ Treatment

Short periods of jaw pain can occur after chewing or clenching your teeth for too long. However, if you have jaw pain that persists or becomes worse over time, you may have a TMJ disorder. Find out why getting proper treatment matters.
May 26th, 2021

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Signs and Treatment

Ignoring impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, infection, and misalignment of your smile. Find out how to determine whether you have impacted wisdom teeth and how treatment with surgical removal can preserve your oral health.
Apr 18th, 2021