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Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Lockjaw: What Causes It, and How Serious Is It?

Have you ever been awakened with searing pain in your mouth or an inability to open your jaw? It’s a scary experience and, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial research, one that’s not totally uncommon. More than 10 million Americans suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD),

TMJ Pain: 9 At-Home Treatments to Ease Jaw Discomfort

TMJ Pain: 9 At-Home Treatments to Ease Jaw Discomfort

Ever been stopped short by a stabbing pain in your jaw? Have you struggled to eat a crunchy piece of bread, or corn on the cob? You could be suffering from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). According to The TMJ Association, Ltd., 35 million Americans (roughly 12 percent

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

You’ve heard since the time you were small that brushing your teeth is vital to stave off oral hygiene problems. Even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and older have some degree of periodontitis (gum disease). The number increases

Gingivitis Can Be Cured at Home in Its Early Stages

Gingivitis Can Be Cured at Home in Its Early Stages

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gums are called “gingiva” and “itis” means inflammation). It is caused by bacteria. If you have gingivitis, your gums are likely red and swollen. They may bleed when you brush your teeth. Sometimes gums with gingivitis will be sore. Some people have gingivitis

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

The decision on whether to have your wisdom teeth removed or not is often debated.  But if your wisdom teeth are crowding, or have the potential to crowd, the other teeth in your mouth, almost every dentist will tell you that they should be removed. If they aren’t removed, the

Dental Veneers Turn So-So Teeth Into Beauties

Dental Veneers Turn So-So Teeth Into Beauties

Hollywood stars with perfect gleaming white teeth are often sporting veneers. Veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry, as people worry about their smiles and that all-important first impression. Veneers are thin, shaped “covers,” usually for the front of your teeth. They’re a comparatively less-invasive solution for stained, chipped,

7 Bad Breath Remedies

7 Bad Breath Remedies

Whether you wake up with bad breath occasionally or you experience it most of the time, bad breath can be frustrating and embarrassing. Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, can be caused by a variety of factors. These bad breath remedies can help you to treat the root cause

Dental Insurance for Seniors

Dental Insurance for Seniors

Without dental insurance for seniors, older Americans often neglect their dental health. And when dental health is neglected, other problems soon arise. Problems related to teeth can result in poor nutrition because of chewing difficulties, and cardiac disease can develop because bacteria from bad teeth and gums can get into

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