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Why Should I Go to a Dentist About My TMJ Disorder?

August 11, 2023

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Lady has jaw pain

Since teeth are made for chewing and cannot do so without a strong and healthy jaw, your dentist is quite concerned with taking care of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Located on either side of the skull, these joints are the connection points that allow the jaw to move, and it comes with its share of health concerns. Here’s what your dentist can do about TMJ disorders.


How Botox Can Finally Put a Stop to Your TMJ Pain

July 11, 2023

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Botox being injected into woman’s jaw

Chances are that you have heard of Botox, but only in the context of people using it to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. While it is certainly effective, that’s not all it’s good for! Botox has actually been a go-to pain reliever used by healthcare professionals for decades, and one of the most common problems it can help resolve is TMJ dysfunction. If you’re constantly dealing with headaches/migraines, a sore jaw, or teeth grinding, Botox may be just what you need to find relief.


Can Invisalign Fix TMJ Disorder?

June 29, 2023

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A young dentist holding an Invisalign tray in front of a patient

You may consider Invisalign a purely cosmetic treatment. After all, most focus on how it straightens your smile. However, clear aligners also have a physical perk. More specifically, Invisalign can help with TMJ disorder by aligning your bite. You’d then feel less pain and experience a better quality of life. To prove these claims, your Plano dentist is here with the evidence. Here’s a summary of TMJ disorder, how Invisalign helps it, and the other benefits of clear aligners.


Smile Goals: Cosmetic Dentist vs. General Dentist

May 6, 2023

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a patient receiving cosmetic dental treatments from her dentist

Are you considering enhancing your pearly whites? Improving your smile is beneficial for many reasons, including increasing your self-confidence. While cosmetic dental treatments are worth the cost, you want to make sure you receive the best care possible. Since cosmetic dentistry is not technically a specialized field, there are not certain dentists who are just cosmetic dentists. Therefore, you want to be sure to pick the right dental professional for your upgraded grin. Read on to learn more about the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry and how to choose the right dentist for your smile goals.


Does Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Actually Work?

April 6, 2023

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teeth whitening tray lying on a table

When people talk about things that make them unhappy about their smile, the color of their teeth tends to be at the very top of the list. That’s why teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic treatment—your dentist can offer you a brighter smile within just an hour or two!

The popularity of professional whitening has led to the rise of over-the-counter whitening products that can be done at home. However, some patients are rightfully concerned about whether these whitening kits are any good. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know.


Invisalign or Veneers? How to Pick the Best Option for a New Smile

March 4, 2023

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a woman pointing to her new smile

Do you tend to cover your mouth when smiling or talking? If so, you are not alone. A recent study conducted by OnePoll revealed that an astounding 57% of Americans cover their mouth when they laugh due to insecurity over their teeth. One in two people will even try to smile with their mouths closed. The good news is that you don’t have to live with crooked or misaligned pearly whites! Thanks to cosmetic dental treatments like Invisalign and veneers, you can confidently grin again. But which one would be best for you? Read on to learn the benefits of each and how to know which one to choose.


3 Ways Toothpicks Can be Dangerous for your Teeth

February 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 9:59 pm
Woman holding a toothpick and covering her mouth

When you’ve just finished a big meal, it’s natural to want to clean some of the more unsightly leftovers out from between the teeth. Often, people use a toothpick to do that; they can get the job done well, and are portable enough to carry anywhere.

However, most dentists will tell you that toothpicks will absolutely do more harm than good for your teeth. There are quite a few ways that using one can result in a dental emergency if you’re even a little careless. Here are a few examples.


Three Cosmetic Dental Procedures That You’re Never Too Old For

February 4, 2023

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Portrait of a smiling senior

Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly powerful, capable of addressing just about any long-standing issue you could have with your teeth. Whether your smile’s a little yellow, or there are a few cracks or flaws that you’d want to deal with, your dentist should be able to help you.

Seniors sometimes express concern about cosmetic dentistry, worrying that they may have trouble with the procedure. Thankfully, there’s nothing to be worried about! Cosmetic dentistry is rich in treatments that can benefit people of all ages. Here are a few examples.


Is Dental Sedation Okay for Kids?

January 13, 2023

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A child receiving sedation dentistry

As a parent, you likely want your child to get excellent dental care. After all, healthy teeth and gums will make their life easier! This goal is tricky when your little one has dental anxiety, though, as they might refuse treatment out of fear. Fortunately, sedation dentistry is an option – it’s safe for children and calms them for dental procedures. If you’d like to learn more, your Plano dentist has the scoop. Here’s why dental sedation works safely on kids, including how best to care for them before and after the process.


Tips to Avoid Red Wine Teeth Stains During the Holidays

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — parkwayvistadental @ 5:10 am
friends drinking red wine during holiday season

Cold weather, colors changing across the landscape, store shelves full of green-and-red decorations – the wonderful holiday season is here! You may look forward to eating delicious food and sipping red wine during all the festivities. However, red wine is known to stain teeth. If you’re not careful, you could start the new year with a discolored smile. Read on to learn the reason for red wine teeth stains and how you can keep your grin bright this holiday season!

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