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7 Jaw Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 1:06 am
person experiencing TMD pain holding jaw

The temporomandibular joints are the two joints located on either side of the jaw that connect it to the skull. They essentially work like sliding hinges, allowing the jaw to move properly. If you develop TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) then this will cause pain in the muscles and jaw joints. This can be incredibly painful and may make it hard to eat, sleep, speak, and more. Though it’s important to see your dentist if you are having TMJ issues, read on to learn about seven jaw exercises that can help relieve discomfort until then.


Why Should You Go to a Dentist for TMJ Disorder?

January 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 4:55 pm
Blocks spelling out “TMJ” surrounded by puzzle pieces

You already know to call your dentist right away when you have a cavity or signs of gum disease, but these aren’t the only kinds of problems they can address. If you’re suffering constant jaw pain thanks to a TMJ disorder, your dentist can often help you find relief. Below is a brief look at what TMJ disorder is and why your dentist is often in an excellent position to diagnose and treat it.


Are the Holidays Really That Bad for Teeth?

December 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 11:06 am
A family with good oral health during the holidays

Like most people, you probably know that winter holidays are enjoyable. These festivities, after all, include things like gift-giving, end-of-year parties, and eye-catching decorations! However, were you aware that this time of year risks your oral health? Indeed, it can really harm your teeth and gums if you aren’t careful. Luckily, though, your Pittsburgh dentist has some good advice. Here’s a summary of why holidays damage smiles and how to protect your teeth from them.


4 Tips for a More Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 10:33 pm

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy delicious food alongside your loved ones. However, it’s important to remember that many traditional Thanksgiving foods can pose a serious threat to oral health; if you’re not careful, the big meal could lead to serious dental problems. Fortunately, the following 4 tips will help you keep your family’s smiles safe so that everyone can still enjoy the holiday to the fullest.


What Does Your Dental Insurance Cover?

October 19, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 2:13 pm
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Most dental insurance plans expire at the end of the calendar year, with benefits restarting on January 1. Therefore, as the conclusion of 2022 draws nearer, you might be wondering how you can maximize your current plan before it is gone forever. To help you out, we have put together a basic guide on what dental insurance typically covers. It will help you start planning to use your policy in the most beneficial way!


4 Back-to-School Tips to Benefit Your Smile!

August 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 11:16 pm
Woman holding gum

Now that you’re heading back to school to continue your education, it won’t be long before you are busy with new assignments, homework, and everything else you have going on. However, being busy doesn’t mean it’s okay to slack when it comes to your oral hygiene. This could mean bigger problems and more time getting dental work done in the future. Here are some tips to help you pass your next dental exam with flying colors!


How to Plan for Teeth Whitening Before a Special Event

July 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 8:58 pm
woman being prepped for teeth whitening procedure

Summer is a popular time for big events like weddings, high school reunions, and other festive bashes. To look your very best, you might try a crash diet or go out and buy a snazzy new outfit – but have you considered enhancing your smile? Teeth whitening is a wonderful way to quickly improve your overall appearance. Keep reading to learn more about how it works and to find out how close to an event you should whiten. 


Why Is Summertime the Right Time to Get Dental Implants?

June 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 10:52 pm

When you hear “summer,” your mind may drift to thoughts of delicious, mouthwatering foods. Corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, you name it! Are your missing teeth making it difficult to enjoy your favorite seasonal treats at the summer cookout? You might be considering getting dental implants in Pittsburgh. If you’ve been hesitant to commit, now’s the time to make a move. Here are a few reasons why the sunny season provides the perfect opportunity to start treatment.


Can Chewing Gum Make TMJ Disorder Worse?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 10:40 pm
woman chewing gum

Have you ever developed a headache after a few hours of chewing gum? Just an unfortunate coincidence or could the two be linked? Research suggests there may be a link between TMJ disorder and regular gum chewing. So, whether you enjoy gum to freshen your breath, stave off hunger, or reduce stress, your dentist in Pittsburgh discusses how it could potentially contribute to the development of TMJ disorder.


5 Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies on Summer Vacation

May 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — joyceandjohn @ 7:32 pm
Man wondering how to prevent dental emergencies in Pittsburgh

The summer is finally here! Do you plan to head to the beach or travel to other new and fun places to celebrate the warmer weather? If so, you’ll need to take some precautions to ensure you have a good time and avoid problems like dental emergencies. After all, the last thing you want to deal with is a toothache, damaged tooth, or other oral issue when you should be enjoying your well-deserved time off. Keep reading to learn 5 tips to prevent dental emergencies in Pittsburgh from a dentist who’s treated plenty of them already!

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