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6 Things Not to Do If You Have a TMJ Disorder

October 17, 2022

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Older man rubbing jaw due to TMJ pain

The pain from a TMJ disorder often starts relatively mild, but it can get much worse over time if you’re not careful. You’ll want to see your dentist as soon as possible to see what treatment options they offer that can help you find relief. In the meantime, though, you’ll want to avoid any habits or actions that could aggravate your condition. Here are 6 things you shouldn’t do when you have a TMJ disorder.


Does Teeth Grinding Make You Look Older?

September 8, 2022

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woman performing teeth grinding in Summerfield

Do you tend to grind or clench your teeth while you’re sleeping? While this might not seem like an urgent situation, bruxism can be detrimental to your oral health over time. Not only does this condition wear down your pearly whites, but it can also make you appear beyond your years. Keep reading to learn how teeth grinding can make you look older and how you can preserve your teeth for the long term!  


Will a Chipped Tooth Heal on Its Own?

July 8, 2022

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person with chipped tooth covering mouth

From eating something that’s too hard to sports-related accidents, there is a range of things that can result in a chipped tooth. This can make your smile look lopsided, which might make it difficult for you to feel confident in your pearly whites. Chipped teeth can also present oral health issues. Since so many parts of the body can heal after being damaged, you may be wondering if your tooth will heal on its own. Read on to learn whether a chipped tooth will heal without receiving treatment from an emergency dentist.


5 of the Weirdest Dental Emergencies You Might Hear About

May 11, 2022

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child worried about dental emergency in Summerfield

A dental emergency can range from a severe toothache to having a knocked-out tooth. In many instances, it’s best to visit your dentist right away so that they can examine and treat the situation. These kinds of dental appointments are common and usually seem unnerving, but there are some cases that you probably won’t believe have happened. Keep reading to learn about five of the strangest dental emergencies ever!


How Do Dentists Color-Match Dental Crowns?

March 4, 2022

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Man smiling with dental crown

If one of your teeth need some extra support thanks to decay, an injury, or an accident, your dentist is likely to recommend a dental crown. Back in the day, the materials used for dental crowns were very noticeable because they didn’t match natural tooth enamel. Thanks to modern dental technology, this is no longer the case. If you get a dental crown now, it can be made to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Here’s how the process works.


4 Questions to Ask at Your Dental Implant Consultation

January 18, 2022

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patient speaking to dentist at dental implant consultation

If you recently decided that you want to get dental implants to replace missing teeth, it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. After all, the dental implant procedure involves oral surgery. The decision to move forward with this process shouldn’t be made in haste. It’s important to make sure you have all the information you need to know if you’re making the right decision for your smile. To help you out, here are four questions that you should ask your dentist at your dental implant consultation.


How to Sleep Through the Night with a Toothache

December 20, 2021

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person with toothache sleeping peacefully at night

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how difficult it can be to function throughout the day. Normal everyday things like eating lunch with friends and performing your oral hygiene routine can feel uncomfortable. Toothaches can also feel more intense at night and make it difficult to get restful sleep. So, what can you do to lessen discomfort and get some sleep until your dentist can see you? Read on to find out why toothaches seem to be worse in the evening and temporary fixes to help you sleep through the night until your dentist can see you.


What Are Key Steps to Take If I Have a Knocked-Out Tooth?

November 4, 2021

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man suffering toothache

If you’re a professional hockey player, having a knocked-out tooth may seem like no big deal because it’s happened to you several times through the years. For most people, however, it can be a traumatic situation.

You’re wondering how long it will take you to look like you used to once again? Can your tooth be saved? Hopefully, you were able to find it on the ground!

Keep reading for steps you can take from your dentist in Summerfield on how you should respond to a knocked-out tooth.


4 Things to Know Before Getting Invisalign

October 3, 2021

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Dentist holding model explaining Invisalign in SummerfieldAre you ready to start your journey to a straight smile with Invisalign in Summerfield? Clear aligners are a popular alternative to metal braces to fix several bite and alignment issues without the visibility or restrictions of brackets and wires. Although you’ve heard about the benefits of Invisalign, there are a few lesser-known facts about the treatment. Here are 4 things you should know before getting your aligners.


Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

September 6, 2021

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Woman at dentist for dental bondingIf you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone because few people are born with naturally flawless smiles. Although you can’t change your genetics, you can get the attractive smile you deserve with the help of a cosmetic dentist. You might think it’s only for celebrities, but people from all walks of life can give their confidence a boost. You have more options than ever to find a solution to fit your needs and budget. However, dental bonding continues to be the most popular of all cosmetic procedures. If you want a picture-perfect smile without breaking the bank, dental bonding might be the answer.


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