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Try These Simple at-Home Remedies for TMD Relief

September 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 4:08 am

Woman working on her posture to find TMD reliefTMD is a complex problem, and in most cases, the best way to find relief is to seek the help of a qualified dental professional. However, there are things you can do on your own to supplement your professional care or tide you over until you can make an appointment with a local TMJ expert. Let’s talk about some simple at-home remedies that can provide TMD relief.


Seek Treatment to Avoid the Long-Term Dangers of TMD

September 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 3:57 am

Woman with chronic jaw pain, one of the dangers of TMDJaw pain may not seem like a big deal at first. After all, you can probably tolerate it easily enough or manage it with over-the-counter pain medications. However, that pain may be an indicator of TMD, a complex condition that affects the jaw joint (the TMJ). If left untreated, this disorder can lead to some significant consequences. Let’s talk about the dangers of TMD and the importance of seeking professional treatment for it.


9 Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

September 1, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 4:01 am

Woman enjoying the results of jaw exercises for TMD painIf you suffer from persistent TMD pain, your dental team is ready to help you. TMJ treatments like a custom oral appliance or BOTOX® injections might be just what you need to find long-term relief. Of course, you can supplement professional treatments with at-home remedies, including jaw exercises that can strengthen your TMJ and the surrounding muscles. Let’s talk about nine different exercises that may benefit you.


Switching from Dentures to Dental Implants? Here’s What to Expect

August 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 7:04 pm

Senior man happy with his decision to transition from denturesTraditional dentures are a reliable form of tooth replacement that can provide a multitude of benefits. As wonderful as they are, however, it must be recognized that they come with some downsides. For example, they might lose their fit and slip around in the mouth. They also do not support jawbone health. Dental implants, on the other hand, are incredibly sturdy and offer protection for the jawbone.

Are you thinking about making the transition from dentures to dental implants? Here is an overview of what you can expect as you make the switch:


5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Nitrous Oxide Sedation

August 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 4:04 am

Man relaxing while under the influence of nitrous oxideIf you feel a little nervous about dental treatments, your dentist may have suggested that you be sedated during your next procedure. However, that idea might seem a bit scary, particularly if you have never been sedated before. Don’t worry — sedation is a wonderful resource for countless dental patients! Let’s discuss some key facts about one of the most popular forms of sedation — nitrous oxide.


Can I Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

July 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 5:41 pm

Around the world, patients and dentists alike agree that dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement. However, the process for placing them is somewhat complex, and your dentist will need to have an understanding of your overall health before they can help you move forward with treatment. If you are expecting a new addition to your family, they will likely urge you to wait until after giving birth to get implants. Let’s discuss some reasons why getting dental during pregnancy is unwise in the majority of cases.


Your Guide to Eating and Drinking after All-on-4 Surgery

June 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:15 pm

Woman sipping on chocolate drink after All-on-4 surgeryOne of the most remarkable aspects of the All-on-4 dental implant procedure is that it allows patients to get a beautiful new set of teeth on the same day as their implant surgery. But does that mean you can use those new teeth to dig into your favorite foods right away? No. You will need to go through a recovery period before you can resume your normal diet. This blog post explains what you can eat in the weeks and months following All-on-4 surgery.


Interproximal Reduction: What It Is and Why It’s Important

May 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:08 pm

Woman’s beautiful smile after interproximal reduction and InvisalignIf you are soon going to get Invisalign, you may be excited, and understandably so. After all, this treatment can enhance your smile and reduce your oral health risks. However, you may be less enthusiastic if your dentist tells you that you will have to get your teeth shaved. This process, formally known as interproximal reduction (IPR), can seem a little scary at first — but it is nothing to worry about! Let’s talk more about what it is and why it is so important.


Can I Still Drink Coffee with Invisalign?

May 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:05 pm

 Invisalign patient enjoying a delicious cup of coffeeCoffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with countless millions of people relying on it to help them get started each morning. Are you among them? If so, you might have questions about how orthodontic treatment will affect your habit. You may be wondering, “Can I drink coffee with Invisalign?” The answer is yes! Let’s talk about how you can enjoy your daily cup of joe without interfering with your treatment.


5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Invisalign Treatment

May 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Erin Page @ 10:03 pm

A variety of supplies for on-the-go oral hygiene with InvisalignDo you have an upcoming Invisalign appointment? You are probably excited about the prospect of finally straightening your teeth. Still, you may wonder about the road ahead. To help you get ready for a successful treatment, read the tips below on how to prepare for Invisalign. They will make sure that your orthodontic journey gets started in the right way!


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