Archive for November, 2012

Tooth Sensitivity and Its Causes

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth.Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that affects millions of people. Some people with sensitive […]

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles or the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder.Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint.

Jaw Clicking and Its Causes

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Our mouth is like a machine which glides down and forward whenever our mouth opens. The frequent opening and closing of the mouth causes discomfort which leads to pain in the jaw joint. Initially it does not affect much, but if left unattended it can become serious. When you hear a clicking sound while opening your jaw it is called Clicking Jaw.The jaw is made up of bones, tissue, muscles and ligaments, all of which can become injured. Problems with jaw clicking can be painful and can hinder speaking and eating. A pain and discomfort around jaw may mean something especially when open and close jaw.

Avoid Tooth Decay in Children

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth structure and can affect both the enamel (the outer coating of the tooth) and the dentin layer of the tooth. Tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches), such as breads, cereals, milk, soda, fruits, cakes, or candy are left on the teeth. Tooth decay is a disease that causes damage to tooth structure. If bits of food are left on the teeth after a drink or meal, the germs in your mouth can turn those tiny bits of food into acid. Over time, this acid eats away at the surface of the tooth, creating holes or ‘cavities’. Tooth decay can cause pain, infection and even affect children’s growth. Severe decay in baby teeth can have serious consequences for your child’s speech and jaw development.