Jaw Pain? You May Have TMD.

TMJ disorder, or TMD, can be painful, and it can slowly destroy your teeth. November is TMJ Awareness Month, so now is a great time to learn about the symptoms and treatments of TMJ disorder.

Do you have TMJ disorder?

Your temporomandibular joints connect your jaw to the temporal bone of your skull. The joints allow movement of the jaw so that you can talk, chew, and open and close your mouth. When the joints become misaligned, the resulting imbalance is a disorder known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). People with TMD may notice any of the following symptoms: (more…)

Pack Your Dental Travel Kit

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be starting to prepare travel plans. No matter how busy you are or where you go, you should never neglect your oral health. If you’re like most people, you’ve forgotten your toothbrush more than once. To end that habit, keep a small dental travel kit packed and in your suitcase.

Tuck these items inside:

Floss: Floss containers can be very small and portable. Soft, satin flosses slide easily between teeth and make flossing quick and easy. Handheld flossers are also convenient, especially after meals and while you’re on the go. (more…)