28
Aug

Can TMD Cause Dizziness?

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TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorders can sometimes be debilitating disorders. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects the temporal bones of your skull to your jaw, just in front of your ears. It enables to move your jaw up and down and side to side so that you can talk, chew and yawn. TMD can make all of those actions quite painful, even impossible, as well as cause a host of other symptoms. One of those symptoms is dizziness. Some TMD patients will report feelings of dizziness throughout their entire body, or a feeling that the room is spinning, which may place them in danger of losing their balance, falling and hurting themselves. You have sensors in your inner ear that account for your body’s position in the space around it, as well as for the effects of gravity. Signals are sent to your central nervous system by these…

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21
Aug

The 4 Worst Foods For Your Kids’ Teeth

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Any parent knows that children are woefully careless when it comes to the food and drinks they consume and how those foods and drinks can affect their teeth. If it were up to most kids, it would be Halloween every day of the year, and they would drink soda and eat candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not bat an eye about ignoring their dental hygiene before bed. People aren’t born understanding good oral hygiene; it is something that has to be taught to them throughout their lives, which is why there are certain foods you need to make sure your children understand are not good for their teeth. Below are 4 of the worst foods for your kids’ teeth. Carbonated beverages and sugary drinks In addition to an unhealthy amount of sugar, carbonated beverages and sodas contain things like phosphoric and citric acid. These enamel-eroding substances, over time,…

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14
Aug

Can Invisalign Fix Relapsed Teeth?

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One of the major fears that people have when they decide to get braces (especially later in life) is that their teeth are going to relapse (i.e., revert back to their original positioning after the treatment). While this has been known to happen, and braces are never a 100% guarantee your teeth are going to remain fixed for the rest of your life, there are measures you can take if your teeth to begin to relapse that don’t require paying for another round of braces. People who come into the orthodontist because their teeth have relapsed after a round of braces often are not recommended to go for a new round of braces. What is often recommended is that they opt, instead, for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is discreet and not as invasive as braces, allowing people to fix relapsed teeth in a way that is much less obvious than it…

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7
Aug

4 Common Myths About Braces

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Many people getting braces for the first time go into the experience with some misconceptions about what it is going to entail and how it is going to affect their lives. Some people, especially those who are getting braces later in life, associate braces with their teenage years and assume that the fears and myths surrounding braces they once had still hold true when they are an adult. If you are considering getting braces, whether you are young or old, and want to know which of those myths you can ignore, below are 4 common myths about braces. People only get braces if there is something cosmetically wrong with their teeth While it is certainly a big luxury to have that picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of, there are other reasons that people opt to get braces. One of the major benefits of braces is that by aligning your teeth…

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