Do you suffer from frequent headaches or even migraines? Do you regularly experience pain in your neck, shoulders, or back? Does your jaw feel tender when you eat or chew? Did you know that you may be suffering from a jaw joint, or temporomandibular disorder (TMD)? Believe it or not, if your jaw joint is compromised or not functioning properly, it can affect all these areas and greatly diminish your quality of life. Here’s what you should know about treating TMJ issues in Coral Springs.
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July 20, 2018
June 10, 2018
Who doesn’t love summertime vacation? Taking a break from the daily grind, relaxing, and seeing new places are all things that people look forward to the whole year. But sometimes a little phenomenon known as Murphy’s Law strikes, which states: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!” Murphy’s Law can apply to any area of your life, including your dental health. Of course, it’s one thing to deal with a dental emergency at home, but it’s especially challenging when you experience one away from home. Fortunately, as any emergency dentist in Coral Springs will tell you, there are some easy tips that are helpful for everyone. In this blog, you’ll learn how to handle the most common dental emergencies, how to prevent them from ever happening in the first place, and what you should bring from home when you travel!
May 23, 2018
One thing that you know that you never want to go back to is having missing teeth. Missing teeth changed your life—and not in a good way. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, or even have the confidence to try to open your mouth in front of friends, family, or strangers.
Now though, you’ve experienced how dental implants in Coral Springs can change your life for the better! The only thing that you have to do to keep your new teeth for a lifetime is to maintain them properly. Learn more about implant maintenance and why it’s so important in this week’s blog post!
April 2, 2018
Lately, you’ve found yourself feeling really tired and lethargic throughout the day. You’re wondering why, because you do your best to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night but never feel fully refreshed. Is there anything that can be done? Your local dentist says you may be suffering from sleep apnea in Coral Springs, but there are remedies. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about the symptoms and what can be done to help you get the rest you desperately need.
March 21, 2018
As the spring approaches, you’re looking to leap forward with better oral health. But are there some simple changes you can make in your lifestyle that will bring about the results you desire? Your dentist in Coral Springs says there definitely are, which is why he’ll weigh in with 10 easy improvements you can make that are sure to contribute to a healthier mouth and body. Read on to learn what they are.
February 2, 2018
Coffee, tea, red wine and berries – these are just some of the things that can make your pearly whites not so pearly! But unless you want to give them up completely (and who would want to do that?!) your smile may suffer for it. Thankfully we live in a day and age where whitening treatments are easy and affordable. But what is the difference between the various whitening options? In this blog, your cosmetic dentist in Coral Springs will explain how each one works and what you can expect. With this information, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about the best way to achieve a beautiful, white smile that can take years off of your appearance.
January 19, 2018
Over the years you’ve felt like your teeth have lost a bit of their luster and you’re ready for whiter brighter smile with teeth whitening. However, you have a lot of questions, and you’re not sure where to begin. Your dentist has answers for you, and here are some of the common questions we hear about teeth whitening.
How Can I Whiten My Teeth if I Have Sensitivity?
If your teeth tend to be sensitive, you can still enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening by following a few simple steps. First, brush them prior to whitening with toothpaste designed for sensitivity. Following up after whitening with a fluoride treatment can also help to relieve sensitivity.
The professional whitening products that your dentist uses are typically formulated to reduce sensitivity while still achieving the best results. Over-the-counter (OTC) products can’t make these guarantees since their ingredients are less regulated.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Besides tooth sensitivity, the other side effect that can occur during whitening is irritation to your gums or other soft tissues. If the whitening gel comes into contact with your gums, it can sometimes cause a burning sensation.
Your dentist applies a protective barrier around your gums in order to protect them from excess whitening gel during an in-office whitening procedure. Take-home whitening trays are customized with impressions taken of your teeth for this same purpose of protecting your gums from excess whitening gel.
How Effective if Professional Whitening?
The whitening products that your dentist uses are a higher strength than what you will find at the drug store. This means that you will spend less time whitening to achieve your desired results when you work with your dentist.
In-office whitening with your dentist is ideal for producing immediate results and most patients leave their appointment with teeth that are 6 to 10 shades lighter than when they started.
Take-home whitening trays are great for giving you the freedom to whiten your teeth whenever you like, based on your own schedule. You will also have your trays available for touch ups down the road.
If you have more questions about teeth whitening and how it can benefit you, contact your dentist to schedule a consultation today.
About the Author
Coral Springs Dentistry is comprised of a highly skilled team of dentists focused on delivering exceptional care to their patients. They combine their unique skills and specialties to deliver comprehensive care to their patients and offer services such as treatment for sleep apnea that patients may not find at other offices.
If you would like to contact Coral Springs Dentistry, we can be reached through our website online or by calling 954-341-0500.
December 6, 2017
Dentures have a bad rap. Many people believe that they are unsightly and uncomfortable, but that’s not always true. In fact, if dentures are well-made and custom-fitted for a patient, they can be a beautiful, sturdy, and comfortable tooth replacement option. Sometimes, however, you may find that your dentures in Coral Springs are making your mouth sore. Here are some tips to help you cope with this situation and get back to enjoying your lovely smile.
November 27, 2017
Patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction are often unsure who to visit to treat their condition. This is actually a complicated question. However, the best place to start is a trip to your general dentist. They are highly trained in the way the jaw and skull work together, and they can help you understand the underlying cause of your TMJ dysfunction. Keep reading to learn more about TMJ dysfunction, its causes, and available treatment options.
October 6, 2017
Do you want a better smile in a short amount of time? That statement may sound too good to be true, but the facts are that you can achieve a new smile that you’re proud of in a much shorter amount of time than you’re anticipating. How? The answer is porcelain veneers! Learn more in this week’s blog post.