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Root canal therapy

Understanding root canal therapy

The words “root canal” often spark fear in many adults. However, the procedure itself is nothing for patients to be afraid of! In fact, root canal therapy can be used to eliminate pain, not cause it. If you are experiencing a toothache, root canal therapy may be the solution? Do I need a root canal? […]


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Partial Dentures: What Are Your Options and How Should You Choose?

If someone has one or more missing teeth, what are their options for restoring them? For fully edentulous patients, the answer is a full set of traditional or implant-supported dentures. But what about people who still have the majority of their teeth? They have even more options. For these folks, they have three categories to […]



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I’m in pain…

You’re not entirely sure what’s at the cause and you aren’t entirely sure when it started. What you do know is you are in pain – all the time. You can’t function, concentrate or focus… You are alienating your family and friends… You really just don’t care about anything…except the pain. Why Am I In […]


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My mouth isn’t working right…

You are at a dinner party, enjoying the company of friends and taking delight in making new ones. You sit down to begin enjoying the lovely feast set before you and you are unexpectedly aware that you can’t open your mouth… You feel helpless and embarrassed. If you suffer from TMJ, the ability to open […]


I’m looking older than I feel…

Nothing gives away your age more than your smile. When a bad bite is thrown into the equation, the wear and tear on your teeth can radically impact the appearance of your face. Suddenly you start to see your lips changing shape. Wrinkles and creases form and deepen on the sides of your nose and […]


View how TMJ affects you

Don’t let TMJ problems ruin your life. Do something about it! We offer a FREE 15 minute consultation without any obligation If you want to get rid of your TMJ symptoms, we can help. Schedule a consultation and we’ll outline the TMJ treatment options that can help to alleviate your pain or discomfort. There are no […]


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It’s all connected

Connecting the dots . . . A misaligned jaw can affect your entire body or a specific part of it. The slightest imbalance in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) could result in headaches, dizziness, nausea, premature wearing of your teeth, poor body posture, decreased strength and flexibility, compromised breathing airways, muscles tenderness and many, many more […]


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Unbalanced Bite

A ‘Temporo Mandibular Disorder’ (TMD)…?more than a mouthful Throughout your day you run into all kinds of people that mention all kinds of ailments. Strained knee, sore shoulder, headache, twisted ankle, aching arm … but you probably don’t encounter anyone who says “yeah, I’ve got a really bad bite!” The reality is, a bad bite […]


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Airway Issues

All I need is the air that I breathe . . . When you wake up in the morning, do you ever wonder if you slept at all? Do you wake up with a morning headache that is occasionally accompanied with dizziness? Does your bed partner complain that you snored through the entire night? What […]


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