Posts Categorized: Bruxism/TMJ

Smile Care: Things We May Find Before You Can

Did you know that one of the reasons you come in for your dental checkups, two times every single year, is because there are some things that we are often able to find before you will notice them? This is extremely important because detecting these oral health issues right when they start to form is… Read more »

The Lowdown On Chewy Foods: Beware!

Yes, there is something to be said for the fun that occurs when you indulge in chewy foods. They take longer to eat, they are often delicious and sweet, and they just might be something you love to consume! However, though they’re not all culprits in causing oral health problems, most items that are super-chewy… Read more »

Common Dental Care Confusion: Same Or Different?

When you’re talking about your dental care, your oral health, and your needs in general, you might find that it’s easy to become confused in certain situations. If you guessed that you’re the only one, for instance, that cannot seem to distinguish between dental bonding and dental contouring, guess again! For some reason, certain smile… Read more »

What Having Bruxism Really Means

When you grind your teeth every once in a while, there isn’t really much reason to worry about it. When healthy, your teeth can withstand an enormous amount of pressure without any harm being done to their enamel (protective outer layer). However, grinding your teeth constantly and consistently, especially when you don’t even realize it,… Read more »

TMJ Disorder: Why It Might Be Happening

When you come to our Cleveland, TX practice to learn why you’re dealing with TMJ disorder and what to do about it, one thing you will learn is that we cannot always uncover the exact reason behind the issue. Then again, there are some very obvious factors that often come into play, which will become… Read more »

What’s that Grinding Sound? Signs Your Loved One Has Bruxism

For many patients who have bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding), the problem often becomes most noticeable at night. However, because they’re asleep, their loved ones are often the first ones to notice it due to the sound that grinding teeth make. The loud sound indicates the force with which teeth grind together, and the potential damage that… Read more »

Bruxism: Are There Some Changes You Need To Make?

Are there some changes you need to make because, although you know you have bruxism disorder, you haven’t exactly followed through with doing anything about it yet? We understand! You may think to yourself, “But I never feel myself grinding or clenching my teeth!” As a result, it seems like you can just ignore the… Read more »

Smile Balance: Questions You May Not Have Asked Yet

Do you know whether you have excellent smile balance? If you’re shrugging your shoulders and looking around, then you may not have ever even heard of this before! Rest assured, when you visit our Cleveland, TX practice for a dental checkup, this is most certainly an oral health concern we will point out if it… Read more »

Helping Your TMJ Disorder: Things That Aren’t A Good Idea

There are some things that can really help your TMJs if you’re suffering from TMJ disorder. As you may have guessed, of course, there are also some things that can really cause additional problems for your TMJs if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, you may not necessarily find that you know up from down or left… Read more »

Bring Signs Of TMJ Dysfunction To Your Dentist’s Attention

Spending your days suffering from different aches and pains in your face, neck, and head can have a negative impact on your overall quality of life. Your mood, your focus, and your general sense of well-being can all be sapped by chronic discomfort. So what should you do about this problem? One thing you should… Read more »