Mouthguards While in Braces?

Many parents and children often wonder if a mouthguard can be worn with braces. Absolutely! It is highly recommended by the American Dental Association that kids wear mouthguards when participating in any sports, especially while they are undergoing orthodontics.  Mouthguards

Handling Dental Emergencies

Knocked-out Tooth: Baby Tooth (Primary):  damage to a primary tooth could also harm the permanent tooth underneath it. If the tooth is completely out, do NOT try to put it back in the socket. Clean the area and apply pressure

Cheek, Tongue and Lip Biting Habits

Is it harmful if I bite or chew on my cheek, tongue or lips? Yes, continued trauma and chronic irritation to your oral tissues can result in painful mouth sores or ulcers. Repeated trauma to these areas can also leave

Why Does My Mouth Hurt?

When we complain about mouth pain we usually assume it is tooth related. However, there can be other causes to consider such as: • Canker sore or apthous ulcer on gums or tongue • Cavity or decay • Food impaction

TemporoMandibular Joints / ”TMJ”

The temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles make it possible to open and close your mouth. They are located on each side of the head and include muscles, ligaments, and the jaw bone. Your TMJ works together when you chew, speak

Dental X-Rays

Dental x-rays (radiographs) are a very important and necessary piece of your dental exams. X-rays are taken to diagnose conditions that your dentist is not able to diagnose clinically. The safety of x-rays is often questioned by parents when they

Nail Biting

Nail biting can be a result of boredom or stress. It affects about 20-30% of the population but can be unhealthy and harmful. When you chew on your nails you increase the risk of cracking, chipping or wearing the incisal