Familiarising Yourself with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
21 September 2016
Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly abbreviated as TMJ, is a disorder affecting a significant number of people around the world. This joint disorder will affect the hinge that functions to connect your lower and upper jaw together. This is one of the most complex joints in your body s it is tasked with ensuring the lower jaw can perform an array of movements ranging from side to side, forward as well as backward.
5 Remedies for Your Teeth Clenching/Grinding Problem
6 September 2016
Did you know that teeth grinding or bruxism could be harmful to your dental health and your overall health too? Some of the common effects of teeth grinding or clenching include headaches and migraines that may become prolonged and untreatable with continued teeth grinding, excessively aching jaws, recession and inflammation of the gums, earaches, tongue scalloping and even tooth loss. In addition, if you continue grinding your teeth, you reduce the enamel, which can lead to other tooth problems such as tooth sensitivity and decay.
Five Items That Can Help Prevent and Address Food Stuck in your Braces
19 August 2016
If you have braces, you may occasionally face the dreaded reality of having food stuck in them. That can be a bit embarrassing and unsightly, but with the right approach, you can keep stuck food to a minimum and keep your braces-clad smile looking clean and tidy. Here are five things that can help:
1. Bite-Size Snacks
When you first get braces, your orthodontist is likely to give you a long list of foods you should avoid.
Strawberries and Baking Soda: The Secret to a Whiter Smile?
2 August 2016
If you're one of the many people craving a whiter smile, you may have considered using a natural teeth whitening method. One remedy that is popular online is smearing teeth with a mixture of baking soda and strawberry pulp. The theory is that acid in the strawberries, combined with the abrasive effect of the baking soda, scrubs stains away from the teeth. However, the true impact of this natural whitening method could be much worse.