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The Best and Worst Foods for People with a TMJ Disorder

November 11, 2022

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Young cheerful woman eating fruit salad.

When you have a TMJ disorder, navigating the culinary world can become a challenge. You want things that taste good but won’t cause a flare-up. If you’ve just been diagnosed with the condition, you might still be figuring out which foods can cause problems. Fortunately, there are plenty of appetizing dishes that will work for people with jaw problems. This guide will be able to tell you which foods are the best (and which are the worst) for your TMJ.

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What’s Behind Your TMJ Pain?

October 11, 2022

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Woman with hand on face from TMJ painDoes your jaw click or pop when you open or close your mouth? Maybe you have recurring facial or neck pain? You might have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). With no treatment, inflammation and stress can lead to significant jaw dysfunction. TMD causes a wide range of symptoms that can affect your quality of life, like facial pain and headaches. Here’s what might be behind your TMJ pain. 

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Sleep Apnea & the Risks of Drowsy Driving

September 6, 2022

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woman yawning and drowsy driving in Atlanta

Do you tend to not get a good night’s sleep? Are you regularly drinking coffee to wake you up in the morning before going to work? Have you sometimes driven on the freeway with your eyelids feeling heavy? One reason for your drowsiness can be due to sleep apnea, which can affect your pattern of rest. If left untreated, it can impact your daily activities and lead to unsafe habits, such as falling asleep at the wheel! Read on to learn the dangers of drowsy driving, the common signs of sleep apnea, and how your dentist can treat it.  

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How Old Do You Need to Be to Start BOTOX?

August 9, 2022

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man getting BOTOX in Atlanta

A long time ago, BOTOX was a cosmetic treatment that was incredibly common among aging people with noticeable wrinkles. While older adults can certainly benefit from this service, the advantages are not limited solely to their age group. Nowadays, more and more younger people are starting to get BOTOX injections as a way to improve their appearance – but is there such a thing as being too young for treatment? Read on to learn at what age you should consider starting BOTOX treatment.

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Are Swimming Pools Bad for Your Teeth?

July 21, 2022

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Woman relaxing in swimming poolDiving into a refreshing pool is a great way to cool off on a hot day. However, is swimming bad for your teeth? The answer might surprise you. Believe it or not, swimming pools are linked to a variety of oral health problems, including dental emergencies. Whether you’re an avid swimmer or you enjoy taking a dip occasionally, here’s what you need to know to protect your smile. 

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Tips for A Better Night’s Sleep During the Summertime

June 2, 2022

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Woman sleeping peacefully during the summer.

Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of sleep because of sleep apnea—and even worse, many more cases go undiagnosed! But even though sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of sleep disruption, there are actually many other things that can cause you to miss out on much-needed rest, and many of them are specific to the summertime! Here’s more from your sleep dentist in Atlanta about what can affect your sleep during the summertime, and some tips for helping you get back to bed.

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What Should You Do After Getting a Dental Crown?

May 18, 2022

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A close-up of a dental crown

If you’re getting a new dental crown, you’re probably looking forward to treatment. Soon enough, your damaged tooth will be covered by a restoration that helps your smile look better! However, you may feel a bit nervous as well. Assuming this is your first crowning, you probably don’t know what to expect once the procedure is over. Will you need to take special care of the crowned tooth? If so, how? Luckily, your local dentist can answer these questions. To put you at ease, here’s a summary of three things you should do after getting a dental crown.

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How Long Do CEREC Crowns Take?

March 2, 2022

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Woman at dentist for CEREC crownYour life is busy. If you need a crown, you don’t have the time for multiple dental appointments. You don’t have to delay your procedure until you have more flexibility in your schedule. Did you know you can get the high-quality restoration you need in just one day with a CEREC crown? New techniques and technologies have streamlined the process to save time and money without compromising aesthetics, durability, or longevity. Here’s how long it will take to rehabilitate your smile. 

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What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

January 6, 2022

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person with dental implants smiling

From accidents to oral health issues, there are numerous reasons why you may be missing one or more teeth. Luckily, dental implants are the solution you’ve been searching for. Not only do they provide an array of benefits to your oral health, but they can also boost your self-confidence by completing your grin. If you’re considering getting dental implants, you may be wondering what they feel like. Read on to find out!

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary for Halloween

September 14, 2021

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Jack-o-lantern with sparklerWith Halloween just around the corner, you’re on the hunt for the perfect spooky costume. It’s fun to change your appearance for one day, but you wouldn’t want your smile to mimic a werewolf’s or zombie’s forever. Don’t let a night of trick-or-treating leave a permanent mark on your teeth and gums. Your cosmetic dentist has 4 tips to keep your smile healthy, no matter what you dress up as for Halloween.

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