Stress Side Effects and Your Jaw

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Have you recently noticed that your teeth are sore or sensitive to cold? Do your jaw muscles hurt in the morning? Does your face ache?

You’re not alone. As a result of the stress of our current circumstances, many of our patients are noticing symptoms that they haven’t had before. In particular, a significant uptick in facial muscle pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

Many transient cases of TMJ can be managed by simply being more aware of your own behavior (such as clenching during the day), and taking measures such as eating a soft diet,…

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Men’s Health Month: Dental Exams & Healthy Sleep

DF2 Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

According to research published in the Journal of Periodontology, women are almost twice as likely to have received regular dental checkups in the past year, scheduled the recommended treatment and had better indicators of periodontal health.

Unfortunately for men, a casual approach to dental health could lead to some serious health issues. Routine visits to the dentist not only help prevent damage to the teeth, gums and mouth, but an exam of your mouth and teeth can also detect major (dental and medical) health conditions, so that they can be proactively addressed.

For instance,…

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