Archive for May, 2011

Is it time to have your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually appear during the late teen years or early twenties. Most people have four wisdom teeth, although it is not uncommon to have more or fewer. There are a variety of factors that may influence your dentist to recommend extracting the wisdom teeth. A partially erupted, […]

You no longer have to suffer from dental anxiety

Living with dental anxiety, or dental phobia, can be extremely damaging to your health and your self-confidence. The crippling feeling of fear that prevents many patients from obtaining the dental care that they need can sometimes lead to feelings of embarrassment. By avoiding dental treatment, that anxiety can also increase your risk for cavities, periodontal […]

What is a TMJ disorder?

The term TMJ refers to the jaw joints located on either side of the skull, just below the ears. Technically known as the Temporomandibular Joint, the TMJ is supported by a complex group of muscles attached at different points on the skull and the lower jaw. These muscles allow the jaw to open and close, […]