Chronic Night Grinding Can Worsen TMJ Disorder Symptoms

TMJ disorder is a term generally associated with discomfort, inflammation, chronic tension, or other dysfunctions with the temporomandibular joints, which hinge the jaw to the skull. This condition is often be attributed to a variety of factors, and those who have TMJ disorder can experience a wide range of symptoms. Common symptoms of TMJ disorder… Read more »

There Are Three Common Designs of Snore Guard

Sleep apnea is a chronic and often serious respiratory condition that affects the sleep quality and respiration of an estimated 40-million Americans each year. Left unchecked the snore and breathing interruption of sleep apnea can lead to complications with high blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease and chances of stroke. Once your specific severity… Read more »

Orthodontic Braces Are Often Needed to Create a More Attractive Smile

The teeth in the front of your mouth play an important role in not only helping to bite and chew foods, but they also appear in your smile. Their overt appearance can have a significant impact on many of your important non-verbal facial expressions. As deviations in the alignment of your teeth continue to progress,… Read more »

Out of Christmas Gift Ideas? Consider Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re out of Christmas gift ideas, then you have come to the right blog. Our , Dr. , encourages you to give the gift of a perfect smile this holiday season! This would be a great gift if your loved one dislikes the appearance of their smile because of misaligned teeth or a misaligned… Read more »

Orthodontic Treatment: Give the Gift of a Perfect Smile This Year

Do you have a loved one who despises their smile? If so, consider giving them their perfect smile for Christmas! You can do so by helping them start and finish their orthodontic journey. This could help them have the smile they want and the confidence they need. It could also help them have a healthier… Read more »

Caring for Your Smile While Wearing Braces

While you’re aligning your smile, it’s especially important to care of your teeth. That way you’ll avoid running into complicated dental issues while you have braces and prolonging orthodontic treatment. To help you care well for your braces in Dallas or Allen, Texas, our Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics orthodontic team has some important… Read more »

A Clear Plastic Retainer May Be Used for Minor Alignment Issues

Did you know that the alignment of your teeth contributes a lot to your facial expressions? It also affects the abilities and health of your teeth. Even minor alignment issues can gradually damage your tooth enamel, gradually causing attrition in the dental structures, or even minor fractures. If minor alignment issues are addressed early-on, they… Read more »

A Dental Guard Can Help Protect Your Teeth from the Damage Caused by Grinding Your Teeth

The mineral integrity of your tooth enamel is intended to give your teeth the necessary hardness to handle biting, chewing, and grinding most common foods. However, your teeth are not invulnerable to damage. If excessive force is applied to the biting surface of a tooth it is possible for a chip or fracture to occur… Read more »

Avoiding Certain Foods Can Help Maintain Your Braces

Braces play an important role in realigning your teeth for a better functioning mouth and a more appealing smile. Each one of the braces adjustments performed at Dr. ’s orthodontic clinic will gradually move each of your teeth toward their ideal position in your mouth. If this tension is altered by tooth decay problems or… Read more »

The Things That Will Happen When Your Braces Are Off

You’re probably waiting for the day your braces are removed from your smile. That will be an exciting day! You will finally have the smile you have worked so hard for. When this day arrives, Dr. will remove your braces with care. However, that’s not all will do. There are other steps necessary during this… Read more »