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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Cleanings and Prevention IV and Oral Sedation Dentistry  Cosmetic Dentistry-Procelain Crowns, Porcelain Veneers, Bridges, Whitening, Bonding Dental Implants Dentures Invisalign Gum and Bone Oral Surgery Orthodontics Pedodontics Root Canal TMJ

Oral Surgery and Extractions
... TMJ - Temporomandibular Joint Otherwise known as the TMJ, this joint in front of the ear where the lower jaw pivots is a common problem area...

Consumer's Guide To Cosmetic Dentistry
DETAILED FREE GUIDE: Best Practices in Cosmetic Dentistry This pdf booklet contains illustrated articles covering America's most popular cosmetic procedures:   Bonding Gum Reshaping Crowns Bridges Implants Veneers     Dentures Teeth Straightening Teeth Whitening Tooth Reshaping TMJ   Get Your Dental Guide Now! All form fields are required Name : Phone : Email (optional) :

Is Your Stress Hurting Your Oral Health?
...Grinding your teeth can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure Bridges, to replace missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Cosmetic Dentistry, for choices to change your smile Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment-INVISALIGN, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Dentures, Full Dentures and Partial Dentures-to help you eat and smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sedation Dentistry-To help with your dental anxiety and fear Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Sleep Apnea and Snoring-Get a betters night rest Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

3 Ways Yoga Improves Dental Health!
...It can even affect the alignment of the teeth and result in a condition called TMJ disorder...

TMD
...Sometimes people incorrectly use the term TMJ to refer to these problems, when in fact TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint — or jaw joint — itself...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
... Conditions that can be successfully treated with corrective orthognathic surgery include the following: Open bite, protruding jaw or receding chin Congenital defects such as a cleft palate Malocclusions (bite problems) resulting from underbites or severe overbites Obstructive Sleep Apnea, when more conservative methods fail Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or biting food Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain and headache Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side Inability to make the lips meet without straining Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth Facial trauma The Surgical Procedure While every patient's needs are different, it's possible to outline some typical steps in the process...

Headaches & Migraines
...These habits, which often manifest during sleep, put tremendous pressure on the muscles that work your jaw joint, also called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...This in turn can cause additional bite problems and even jaw joint (TMJ) pain...