Good Dental Function "Good dental function is significantly associated with better brain function, better vision, better hearing, better lung volume, better heart volume, better muscle strength, better bone mineral content, less heart attacks and longer life." (SOURCE: British Medical Journal — 1989 & Community Dental Oral Epidemiology — 1990) "You're as young as … [Read more...] about Get to Know Jaw Joints
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Are you experiencing these symptoms? Headaches or migraines. Neck aches. Facial pain with increased pressure in your head and sinuses. You wake up with headaches or develop them by midday. You have pain behind your eyes for no apparent reason. You have sounds in your ears, but your doctor can’t find anything wrong. You notice your smile is getting crooked as teeth … [Read more...] about Orthopedic Dentistry: Do You Have These Symptoms of Imbalance?
Alignment and Balance Can Help Prevent "Dental Aging." Have you noticed any of these telltale signs of imbalance? Thinning of your lips. Wrinkles or sagging around your mouth and jaw. A wearing down of your teeth causing your chin to get closer to your nose. You avoid chewing on one side of your mouth. You have missing or cracked teeth. You don’t smile for … [Read more...] about Anti-Aging Dentistry Defined
An exam by any other name...Is not an exam. A typical dental exam checks your teeth for cavities and your gums for disease and stops there. It doesn't include examining your jaw joints and their impact on your dental health and your overall health. This more comprehensive dental exam is important in "orthopedic dentistry," which ensures your jaw joints are balanced. An … [Read more...] about In The Beginning Was The Orthopedic Dental Exam
"Orthopedic Cosmetic Dentistry" is not a recognized specialty. Rather, it is a term we use in our office to describe the sequence in which your cosmetic dental work is done which results in a dazzling smile that sits in a structurally sound foundation. Think of your teeth and gums as the inside of a house and your jaw and head bones as the structure and foundation. Once we … [Read more...] about What is Orthopedic Cosmetic Dentistry?