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TMJ Treatment Vancouver

TMJ Treatment Vancouver

Friday, October 6th, 2017

“TMJ” – Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMD

What is the Temporomandibular Joint?

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. The joint acts as a hinge to allow you to move your jaw up and down and side to side. This enables you to chew and talk.

What is TMD/TMJ?

Problems related to the temporomandibular joint and the facial muscles that control it are called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Most people who suffer from the condition will simply refer to it as ‘TMJ’ although the correct acronym is TMD.

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Dental Hygiene Tips!

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dental Hygiene

To many people, when they think of dental hygiene and oral health, the first thing that comes to mind is their appearance. As a child, we’re taught to brush and floss our teeth, and we’re encouraged to do this so that we’ll have nice shiny white smiles. And while having a beautiful smile can contribute to a healthy sense of self-esteem, there’s so much more to dental hygiene and oral health.

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The Benefits of Flossing!

Friday, October 6th, 2017

What is Dental Floss?

Dental Floss is a thin cord of material that is used to remove food and plaque from in and around your
teeth. In the 1800s, dentists began advising patients to clean between their teeth using thin silk
threads. While these threads did a fairly good job of interdental cleaning (what we now call flossing),
the threads were prone to breakage and fraying.

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What Are Teeth?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

All About Our Teeth

While most of us simply take for granted the fact that we have teeth in our mouths, it’s important to know that there are different types of teeth in our mouths, and that each type has a very specific role. Knowing the role each type of tooth plays will help us in our practice of good oral hygiene and health.

All of our teeth play a vital role in how we chew and digest food. Additionally, our speech is impacted by our teeth. And finally, our overall health is impacted by the health of our teeth.

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All About Dental Braces

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dental Braces

Dental braces, otherwise known as orthodontic braces, are dental appliances. They’re used to correct crooked teeth, fix under bites, over bites, cross bites, and address a variety of other problems with the teeth.

Types of Dental Braces

There are several different types of braces in use today. Following is a brief list of the different types and uses:

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Sensitive Teeth-The Causes, The Solutions

Friday, October 6th, 2017

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

Have you ever eaten a spoonful of ice cream, or taken a sip of hot coffee only to experience a sharp pain or sensation of cold in your teeth? Do you experience pain when you brush or floss your teeth? If so, you are experiencing what is commonly referred to as tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity is the common way of describing what dentists consider hypersensitivity of the tooth dentin and or tooth roots.

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Dental Emergency? Here’s what to do!

Friday, October 6th, 2017

How to Deal With a Potential Dental Emergency

While most dental issues will develop over the course of months or even years, sometimes an acute issue can occur where immediate care by a dentist or a physician will be required. If left untreated, these types of issues can cause permanent damage and even necessitate more extensive treatment down the road.

The following list will address some of the most common types of dental emergencies and ways to deal with them.

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Fluoride-What is it?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dental Health and Fluoride

Most of us have heard of fluoride in terms of things like toothpaste, mouth wash, and fluoride treatments at the dentist. But here are some interesting things you may not know about it.

Fluoride is a mineral that is found in soil, fresh water, salt water, and naturally in some foods such as grapes or tea. Because fluoride works both on fully developed teeth, and on teeth that are in the process of developing, it is also frequently added to processed baby foods and formulas.

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush – Which is Better?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

This is a topic that is hotly debated amongst today’s dentists and patients alike. Some will say that technology wins out in this debate, however others believe that the good old fashioned manual toothbrush is the way to go. Then there’s science. Science boils it down to this: regardless of how you do it, practicing good dental hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is what will keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy.

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Why Do Our Teeth Turn Yellow?

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The Most Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration and Tooth Staining

In today’s society, a big bright white smile is a sign of good health and good fortune. Everywhere we turn, there are blindingly white smile staring back at us – from magazines, from the TV, and even from people we run into in our everyday life. You may be asking yourself, how is it possible to have such a high watt smile?

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Vancouver BC V6K 2E4

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