29
Jan

What Is TMD?

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a result of jaw problems, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). The hinge that connects your jaw to your skull is referred to as the temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that allows us to eat, talk, yawn and move our jaw however we please. TMD refers to any pain or problems with the jaw’s temporomandibular joint. While it isn’t always clear what causes TMD, there are many symptoms that dentists include to as being related to TMD. Restricted movement that makes it difficult to eat and speak could very well be considered as TMD and in these cases, it’s important to seek medical attention. TMD isn’t deadly, but it is uncomfortable and burdensome. TMD Symptoms Common among 20 to 40 years old, and even more commonly found in females, TMD has numerous symptoms that everyone should be aware of. The jaw gets stuck as you…

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21
Jan

What Are The Non-Cosmetic Uses For Botox?

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Many people are quick to assume that Botox is strictly for cosmetic purposes. This is in fact, a false assumption. Botox, also referred to as Botulinum toxin, is used not only in a variety of cosmetic procedures, but medical procedures as well. Countless medical professionals, including dentists, use Botox as a cure for certain medical issues. Common Non-Cosmetic Uses Stopping Chronic Sweating Controlling Muscle Spasms Curing Migraines or Severe Headaches Correcting Lazy Eye Correcting Facial Paralysis (Bell’s Palsy) Soothing Neck Pain and Muscle Contractions (Spasmodic Torticollis) Preventing Involuntary Urine Leakage Preventing Involuntary Blinking of the Eyes (Blepharospasm) Botox is said to cure or help improve the above conditions. Of course, it is used for cosmetic reasons to, but the medicinal aspects of the injection are more favorable among dental physicians. How Botox Works and How It Is Injected When Botox is used to help treat or improve a medical problem,…

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13
Jan

How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

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Sedation dentistry is often practiced by dental physicians. The fear of visiting the dentist or the fear of pain might be too much for some patients to bear. This is when a dentist might offer IV, nitrous or oral sedation. There are many different reasons to offer sedation to a patient. Ultimately, it’s beneficial to both the dentist and the patient. It relaxes the patient so that the dentist can quickly perform their work. Types of Sedation Dentistry IV sedation includes administering an IV into the wrist, hand or arm so that the medication can be inserted directly into the vein. This puts the patient into an almost immediate slumber. The sedation acts as a deep state of relaxation where the patient is completely unaware of the dental work being performed. Dental professionals monitor the patient’s oxygen level and pulse during the sedation. Oral sedation comes in pill form, which…

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6
Jan

10 Foods That Discolour Your Teeth

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The discoloration of the teeth can happen easily, and over short periods of time you may notice a difference in the colour of your teeth. Bad habits and certain foods can quickly cause your teeth to appear yellow or darker in color. While bad habits might be difficult to break, you can avoid foods that cause for discolouration. By avoiding certain foods, trying to break bad habits, and performing daily dental care, your teeth will remain lighter. Discoloured teeth can be embarrassing and make you feel uncomfortable smiling. By simply keeping certain foods out of your diet, you can avoid further staining. Coffee, especially black coffee is horrible for the colour of your teeth. Coffee can quickly turn pearly whites into an unattractive shade of yellow. Red wine will show almost immediate results. Stains will appear after a single glass, and after continuous consumption can affect the permanent colour of…

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