The TMJ and TMD Have you ever heard of the temporomandibular joint? You might know it as the TMJ. It’s the joint that hinges our upper and lower jaws. This vital joint is impacted by stress or teeth clenching or grinding. These actions can result in a popping of the joint and may lead to headaches or even migraines. You want a bite that is harmonious with the TMJ. If it is … [Read more...] about Dental Face Lift ®
There's new research going on at UCLA that could lead to something incredible. They are developing a simple test involving your saliva that can screen for things like diabetes, some types of cancer, and even neurological disorders! If the test delivers even half of what they expect it to, that's nothing to spit at. Saliva contains RNA. RNA is basically the bodies messenger … [Read more...] about Saliva Saving- Nothing To Spit At
Diabetes and dental problems are pretty closely linked. Poor dental care can actually lead to the onset of diabetes or make an existing problem worse, while those who suffer from diabetes are more likely to develop dental problems. Basically, the two sets fo problems can end up feeding off of each other. This makes the dentist doubly important for diabetics. Read more about how … [Read more...] about A Diabetic Dental Dilemma
Botox is seen to many as a kid of miracle. It can take care of migraines, wrinkles, and all with just a little shot. Dentists are now finding that a little bit of Botox may also be able to stop the numerous problems associated with grinding teeth! See how Botox could save your teeth from the nightly grind here: Facelifts and dentistry. … [Read more...] about Getting Rid Of Grinding With Botox?
There are a number of things that can go wrong with your mouth, but the most common ailments are ones people have been taking care of at home for centuries. Dental caries, puplitis, gingivitis, and periodontis are the most common problems and if left untreated they can become something awful. Most of these problems, which commonly cause swelling and/or pain, can be helped by … [Read more...] about Old School Dental- The Home Remedies That Work
There some absolutes when it comes to your teeth. Brushing and flossing are the two most obvious, they need to be done regularly, but those aren't why most of us develop dental problems. If you want to keep your teeth well into old age, you need to be ready to take care of them right, see the five most important things you can do to keep your teeth here: Dental Care After 40. … [Read more...] about The Undeniable Dental Truths
Reconstructive Dental Facelifts Meet Maya. She was a featured guest on our KTLA-TV Video Clip that describes the process of facelift dentistry that can be achieved with reconstructive and restorative dentistry. Maya had a number of dental issues that over the years caused her smile to collapse. Technically this is referred to a collapse of the vertical dimension. Missing … [Read more...] about Extreme Makeover Santa Monica Face Lift Dentistry
Overbite is a dental term used to describe a bite misalignment. Technically, an overbite is the extent, measured in millimeters or as a percentage; to which there is an overlap of the upper front teeth (maxillary central incisors) over the lower front teeth (mandibular central incisors). Basically, these front teeth are used to shear or cut into food as you chew. If you’ve ever … [Read more...] about Overbite Correction
Have you finally decided to do something about your overbite? Solid training and loads of dental experience are what overbite patients should look for in a cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist. This must be paired with a personal commitment to do your research, ask lots of questions, and be meticulous in following protocol once treatment has started. In a normal mouth, teeth … [Read more...] about I Have an Overbite. Now What?
How long should you brush? How long does the average person brush? What exactly does flossing cover and does anyone do it all the time? If you've got questions on brushing and flossing, we've got some stats for you. Did you know that if you're brushing right, you spend about a day out of the year brushing? See more facts like this here: Lifetime of Brushing: Infographic. … [Read more...] about The Breakdown On Brushing