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Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Jaw Pain May Have Several Causes Sometimes jaw pain is just temporary. You may have over-used the muscles while chewing hard food, or even just slept on that side in an awkward position. Other times, however, chronic jaw pain can be a symptom of something more. It could be a problem associated with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint), and/or a malocclusion (poor bite) in which your teeth don't close together properly. [...]

Experiencing Jaw Pain?2021-07-27T08:00:14-07:00

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. It's important to always wear a mouthguard whenever there's potential for trauma, but a poorly [...]

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health2020-03-17T08:00:55-07:00

Can a Musical Instrument Affect Teeth?

Ever think of asking your dentist which musical instrument you should play? Few people do. But especially for young people, an early dental analysis–before selecting a musical instrument–can be important. Surprisingly, some instruments–woodwind or brass–can actually help some children who have an overbite problem. Yet, the same instrument can make the problem worse in another child. Each case must be judged individually. Consider Michael who wants to play a saxophone [...]

Can a Musical Instrument Affect Teeth?2017-08-22T00:00:12-07:00

Thumb Sucking—A Most Common Habit

What’s the most common thing nearly half of American toddlers do when they’re tired, relaxing, sleeping or being scolded? They suck their thumbs! Thumb-sucking is the earliest and most common habit among children. It’s nothing for parents to worry about—unless the habit persists. Only after age four does thumb-sucking threaten to damage children’s teeth Some thumb-suckers simply rest the thumb in the mouth, sucking only at certain times. Others work [...]

Thumb Sucking—A Most Common Habit2015-11-17T00:00:27-08:00
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