7 Dental Home Remedies

7 Home Remedies for Dental Issues

DF2 Cosmetic Dentistry, Prevention & Wellness, Routine Dentistry

Maintaining your oral health requires both strong home care habits and regular dental hygiene appointments for professional preventive care.

In non-emergency situations, a home remedy may serve you well – particularly as an interim solution until you can see your dentist.

1. Knocked-out or broken tooth

Whoops, you’ve had an embarrassing face plant. Worse yet, you broke — or lost — your front tooth when your face hit the floor. Losing a tooth is an undeniable emergency, but there are some interim steps you can take to minimize the damage.

Home remedy (interim)
If it’s a baby tooth,…

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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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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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