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Cleveland Family Dentistry Can Help With Your TMJ

Do you ever find yourself having pain in your jaw? How about clicking sounds when you open or close your mouth? If so, you may want to talk to your dentist about TMJ. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is a jaw-related problem that can cause pain and limit movement when chewing or eating. This can be a very uncomfortable sensation and can cause greater problems down the line. If you want help treating this problem, see us at Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, Texas.


A Night Guard Can Relieve Tension

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Do you experience head and neck muscle tension? In some cases, it may be because of bruxism. Sometimes, additional measures are required to fully address muscle tension. One such solution could be wearing a night guard. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist explains how this simple oral appliance can have a significant impact on both relieving muscle soreness and improving oral health.


Night Guards Have Multiple Benefits

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A good night’s sleep is the best gift you can give yourself. However, for many people, teeth grinding or clenching during sleep, a condition known as bruxism, can disrupt it leading to major oral health consequences. Thankfully, dental night guards offer a simple yet effective solution to this problem. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist explains how occlusal guards work and why you should invest in one yourself.


Preserve Your Smile with A Night Guard

Cleveland TMJAs we age, our teeth shift, and begin to wear down. If you are someone who grinds or clenches your teeth this process can be much quicker. In order to preserve your smile, try wearing a thin night guard. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist discusses what a night guard is and how wearing one will maintain a more youthful smile.


What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

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Tooth sensitivity can be an uncomfortable and inconvenient dental problem that affects many individuals. Whether it’s a sudden jolt of pain when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages or a discomfort that lingers after oral care routines, tooth sensitivity can significantly impact one’s quality of life. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will explore three causes of sensitivity and how to combat them.


Sensitivity May Increase During Winter

Cold Cleveland TXHere in Texas, it never seems like we get much in the way of autumn. One day, it’s sweltering, and the next it’s frigid and rainy. While we do what we can to make ourselves comfortable when the cold weather comes, dental sensitivity may rise. In fact, you might not normally notice anything during the warmer months, and are now confronted with this condition!

There are a few reasons as to why tooth discomfort can come through cooler temperatures. Weakened or damaged enamel can expose the vulnerable interior areas beneath. Periodontal disease can also lead to gum recession, leaving your dental structures more susceptible to infection. If you suffer from the condition known as bruxism, your grinding activity can inflame nerves both above and below the gumline. Today, your Cleveland, TX dentist outlines some of the more common causes of dentin sensitivity, and how we can address these concerns! (more…)

Easing Jaw Pain With TMJ Treatment

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When you have pain in your jaw, or a popping or crackling sensation, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder. To avoid complications with how you eat and speak, our team could provide TMJ treatment with an oral appliance. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we ease jaw pain.


The Link Between Bruxism & TMJ Disorder

bruxismIf you suffer from headaches and a sore jaw, you may have a misaligned jaw. This is known as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder, and it can be very painful. Moreover, it is connected to another disorder known as Bruxism — which is persistent teeth grinding. It becomes trickier because each can be the cause or the symptom of the other. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about both disorders and describes how we can help. (more…)

Everything You Need To Know About Bruxism

bruxismBruxism, or teeth grinding, is more common than you might think. Moreover, it can have a big impact on your daily life; it greatly affects the health of your teeth, mouth, and jaw. There are a plethora of causes that range from emotional and environmental to jaw alignment issues. If you think you might suffer from grinding, your dentists at Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX can help.


Can My Teeth Grinding Cause Bigger Concerns?

Young handsome man over isolated background touching mouth with hand with painful expression because of toothache or dental illness on teeth. Dentist concept.Nothing is worse than waking up in the morning feeling tired and unmotivated to prepare for the day, except maybe rousing to sensitive teeth, a headache, and chronic jaw pain. These symptoms are not only an inconvenience on you and your day, but could actually be indicative of bigger concerns such as nighttime teeth grinding and more. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX dentist looks at teeth grinding and what negative results can occur if it is not treated, including the development of TMJ disorder.