Category: Bruxism/TMJ

How TMJ Impacts Your Health And Function

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Caring for your smile means much more than brushing your teeth daily. In fact, your care routine should be considered well-rounded or involving various aspects. After all, your smile is comprised of many structures such as your gums, roots, cheeks, lips, and more, and each one of these factors must be cared for if you… Read more »

Are You Experiencing TMJ Disorder?

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You have so much going on, from balancing family life to work, school, and a myriad of other engagements, that sometimes your health can take a seat on the back burner. Indeed, ensuring your oral health – in addition to other aspects – is taken care of can easily slip one’s mind when having to… Read more »

How You Benefit From An Oral Appliance

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It goes without saying that there are countless threats to your oral health that influence its integrity every day. After all, your oral health consists of everything included within your oral cavity, and nearly every factor has a negative influence. While dental decay and infection are common issues many individuals face, bear in mind that… Read more »

How Bruxism Leads To Jaw Dysfunction

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While there are a number of factors we can control when it comes to our grins, there are also factors that we have no influence over. Indeed, having a misaligned smile is one of the former situations, as corrective measures can help guide your teeth in an optimal position. Chronic teeth grinding is similar in… Read more »

Is It Time To Consider An Oral Appliance?

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While appearance is one of the first factors thought of when asked about one’s smile, function and health truly are the most important aspects to consider. This does not mean that you should ignore cosmetics entirely, just that health is the ultimate goal. That being said, it is important to note that a myriad of… Read more »

Talk To Your Dentist If You Are Struggling With Jaw Pain

Living with pain that occurs whenever you bite, chew, or speak can can be difficult. It can also be a sign that your jaw is out of alignment, something that can lead to chronic discomfort, more frequent headaches, and issues with teeth grinding. At our Leawood, KS dentist’s office, we can help patients who start… Read more »

How A Custom Appliance Can Help Your Smile

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It goes without saying that oral bacteria are often the source of a number of dental concerns. What’s more, moderate to extensive restorative measures may be required to preserve your oral health and your natural structures in the process. Even still, some individuals face bigger concerns from sources one might not initially expect, including grinding… Read more »

Has Trouble With Teeth Grinding Changed Your Smile?

When you have issues with teeth grinding, you can create problems with chronic jaw pain for yourself, and you can also start to experience worrying dental wear and tear. Even if the damage to your enamel is not serious enough for restorative dental work, it can affect your smile in ways that make you self-conscious…. Read more »

How Chronic Teeth Grinding Threatens Your Health

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For a number of people out there, the biggest threat to a perfect smile does not have to do with harmful oral bacteria, but instead, unconscious teeth grinding throughout the night. Indeed, bruxism – the name given to chronic teeth grinding – affects a number of people every year. While it may not seem like… Read more »

Understanding How TMJ Affects You

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Many oral concerns are quite noticeable when you experience them, such as cracking a tooth, enduring sensitivity, and fighting off infection. For other concerns such as an aching jaw or noticeable popping, however, the source of the concern as well as how serious it could be is not as readily or easily known. In today’s… Read more »