TMJ Therapy

What is TMJ Appliance Therapy?

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. The joint is used when moving your jaw up and down or side to side. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD).  

Physical therapy is used to aid recovery from an injury or condition, improving patient outcome by addressing pain, scar tissue, strength and range of motion. TMD (or myofascial pain) is often caused by clenching, grinding or malignment of the teeth,…

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How Autoimmune Diseases Can Affect Your Oral Health

DF2 Prevention & Wellness

With some 23.5 million Americans living with an autoimmune disease, the associated inflammation they cause is affecting our oral health.

When the body senses danger from a virus or infection, the immune system kicks into gear and attacks it. This is called an immune response. Sometimes, healthy cells and tissues get caught up in this response, resulting in autoimmune disease. Inflammation – or the inflammatory response – is a common thread among autoimmune diseases.

Among the most common autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Lupus….

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Look How We’ve Grown!

DF2 About Us, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness

It’s been a long process, but we are happy to announce that our new space is nearly ready for you!

If over the past eight months, you’ve experienced … our parking lot overrun with construction vehicles, dusty entrance, plastic divider curtains, less-than-peaceful background noise – or any other construction-related impacts … we sincerely thank you for your patience.

Our new addition includes:

  • Three new rooms for routine hygiene appointments
  • Two new operatories for treatment
  • Private offices for consultation discussions
  • Expanded reception area and waiting room
  • Brand-new state of the art equipment
  • Bright,…

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Getting to the Root of Teeth & Gum Sensitivity

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Does the thought of biting into something cold or drinking a hot beverage make you wince? You aren’t alone! According to a survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, as many as one in eight Americans suffer from oral sensitivity.

The good news? With some TLC, regular dental visits, and proper oral hygiene, gum and/or teeth sensitivity can be treated. 

Let’s start by identifying which form of sensitivity you are experiencing. 

Sensitive teeth

The outermost layer on the exposed part of your teeth is the enamel. It is a hard surface which serves to protect the inner layers….

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Diabetes, Inflammation and Dental Care

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

There are 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s almost 10% of the population! For diabetics, high blood sugar can take a toll on the entire body — including the teeth and gums. High blood sugar may also cause dry mouth and make gum disease worse. Because having less saliva allows more tooth-decaying bacteria and plaque to build up, it is essential for diabetics to control their blood sugar and get routine dental checkups. With good blood sugar control and dental care, you can minimize these problems.

A diabetes primer

Diabetes occurs when a person’s blood glucose (or blood sugar) is too high….

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