Is the Alexander Technique an Effective TMJ Treatment?

There is a high degree of likelihood that poor posture is related to the jaw pain and headaches associated with TMJ. The tricky question is whether TMJ is the cause of bad posture or whether bad posture is the cause of TMJ or its symptoms.

Some who argue that bad posture is the primary cause […]

By |March 18th, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off on Is the Alexander Technique an Effective TMJ Treatment?|

The Sugar Industry Influenced Cavity Research

According to a new study published in PLOS Medicine, sugar industry lobbyists with close ties to the government changed the course of research into cavities during the 1960s and 70s. They wanted to prevent research into reducing sugar intake and instead encouraged the government to fund studies on other ways to prevent or eliminate […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Cavities|Comments Off on The Sugar Industry Influenced Cavity Research|

Detox without Damaging Your Teeth

It’s one of the concerns of modern life: are we putting so many toxins in our body that we are actually making ourselves sick? One way that people have tried to tackle this problem is by using cleanses to help remove the toxins from the body and hopefully lead to healthier living.

Unfortunately, one of […]

By |March 4th, 2015|General Health|Comments Off on Detox without Damaging Your Teeth|

Are You Waking with Low Oxygen?

Sleep apnea is easy to treat, once it’s been diagnosed. But it’s hard to diagnose because it occurs while you are sleeping. Typically, when your breathing stops, oxygen levels drop in your blood and in your tissues. And when your brain senses the problem, it wakes you up just enough to restore breathing.

Normally, you […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Are You Waking with Low Oxygen?|

Alessandro Volta and Batteries in Your Mouth

Today’s Google Doodle commemorates the 270th anniversary of Alessandro Volta’s birth. Volta was a pioneer in electricity and batteries whose contributions are so noteworthy that our unit of current, the volt, is named after him.

But Volta’s discoveries are particularly important to anyone who has metal amalgam fillings, or, really, any metal restorations in the […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Amalgam Fillings|Comments Off on Alessandro Volta and Batteries in Your Mouth|

Is Binge Watching Bad for Oral Health?

Binge watching TV isn’t necessarily new. With the advent of cable TV, cable programmers discovered they could get reliable audiences for large blocks of otherwise revenue-poor time by doing marathons of their most popular shows. However, binge watching is becoming a more popular way for Americans to consume television, and with it are coming […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene|Comments Off on Is Binge Watching Bad for Oral Health?|

Healing after Dental Implants Is no Big Deal

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today. You end up with teeth that look and function just like your natural teeth, require no special care, and can last a lifetime.

But some people worry that the dental implant procedure and recovery might be so bad that implants just aren’t worth it. Nothing […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Dental Implant|Comments Off on Healing after Dental Implants Is no Big Deal|

TMJ Symptoms Flare Up When Shoveling Snow

The worst of the snow may have missed the Philadelphia area this time, but there’s a lot of winter left, and the odds are pretty good that we’re going to get a few more bad storms before spring. Snow doesn’t just mean poor road conditions, delays at the airport, and surprise days when the […]

By |January 28th, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off on TMJ Symptoms Flare Up When Shoveling Snow|

Your Smile Can Have a Dramatic Impact on Your Love Life

If you are unhappy with your smile and unhappy with your love life, there’s a good chance that the two are linked. A number of recent surveys have reminded us how important your smile is to making a good impression on potential love interests.
Important to Both Men and Women
A survey by the American Association […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Your Smile Can Have a Dramatic Impact on Your Love Life|

Gum Disease Increases Kidney Disease Risk

Gum disease isn’t just about the health of your mouth. Instead, your mouth is the gateway to your body, and disease in your mouth can contribute significantly to many other conditions, as we continue to discover. One of the most recent connections we are discovering is the link between gum disease and kidney disease. […]

By |January 7th, 2015|General Health, Gum Disease|Comments Off on Gum Disease Increases Kidney Disease Risk|
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