How to Evaluate Dentist

Should You Trust Your Dentist?

Just like other medical professionals, dentists spend a considerable amount of time studying and learning to become dentists. Some even choose to do residencies after they finish dental school. Just with any profession, you will find dentists with varying levels of expertise, though. Some dentists have made very little effort to seek advanced continuing education […]
Why You Should Wear Mouth Guard

Do You Need an Occlusal Splint or Night Guard?

There is a good chance that someone you know is wearing a plastic appliance called an occlusal splint. Occlusal splints come in many different designs and are prescribed by your dentist for different but very specific reasons. The most common type of occlusal splint is called a permissive splint. This is an appliance that may be fitted to […]

What are Splayed Teeth?

Splayed teeth are an observed condition when the front teeth have an outward inclination. This usually results in spaces between the teeth. Teeth typically find themselves in a position in the mouth for very specific reasons. They are acted upon by a variety of forces that include the muscles of the lips and the tongue, […]

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How a Bad Bite Relates to Different Dental Problems

Malocclusion (bad bite) is a problem in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. The condition may also be referred to as an irregular bite, crossbite, or overbite. It is ironic that one of the most common dental disorders is also the most neglected.  The way the teeth fit […]
Worn down teeth

What is Occlusal Disease?

Occlusal disease is a destructive process that can result from a bite in which the teeth are not properly aligned. Forces are applied to the teeth every time they meet.  When the teeth are properly aligned, teeth, muscles, which work the jaw and the jaw joint, are designed to withstand these forces. But, when bite […]
Why You Should Wear Mouth Guard

Why Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth is a Problem

Everybody always asks what is bruxism and it’s basically just a fancy word for when you’re grinding or clenching your teeth together too much and too often. Next let’s talk about the signs or symptoms of bruxism. There are 4 very common signs or symptoms that most people can recognize in their own mouth or […]

Why You Should Pay Attention To Sensitive Teeth

If there is a progressive breakdown or a deterioration of a condition there are typically signs or symptoms. Sensitive teeth is a symptom that indicates there has been some changes that the teeth are not happy with. Sensitivity usually is the result of exposure of surfaces of the teeth that would not typically be exposed […]

How do you know if you have a problem with your bite

Problems with the way your teeth fit together occur in many different ways.  Some bite problems cause discomfort or even pain, and that pain can masquerade as problems that you would not readily associate with your teeth.  Some bite problems can cause major damage to your teeth without producing any obvious discomfort. There are some […]
The Effects of a Bad Bite

The Most Common Type of Facial Pain

Occluso-Muscle Pain You may find it baffling to understand, but the most common type of facial pain is also the most undiagnosed type of facial pain.  It is also the most mistreated type of facial pain.  And what makes this scenario even harder to understand is that Occluso-muscle pain is one of the most predictably treatable types […]