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June 27, 2016
Temporomandibular disorder, or TMJ/TMD, is a painful disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that connects the jaw to the skull. The TMJ itself is one of the most complicated joints in the human body, moving backwards and forwards, sideways, and up-and-down. Because of this complicated... Read Full Post
June 08, 2016
If you want to correct multiple small aesthetic smile imperfections simultaneously, porcelain veneers might be right for you. While not everyone is a viable candidate, you may benefit from porcelain veneers if the aesthetic problems you wish to correct include: Slightly crooked teeth, cracked... Read Full Post
May 17, 2016
If your smile is discolored, crooked, or aesthetically imperfect for any number of reasons, our Vienna cosmetic dentist can help you make the appropriate improvements. Dr. Chung offers a range of cosmetic dentistry treatment options that can address every kind of common cosmetic dental issue. Plus... Read Full Post
May 11, 2016
We all know that oral health is an important part of having a beautiful smile and a confident approach to life. When you consider that your oral health is so closely related to your general well being, the importance of finding the right dentist becomes clear. Choosing the right Oakton dentist can... Read Full Post
April 25, 2016
Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile. Having a missing, chipped, or decayed tooth can leave you self-conscious, but giving your smile a makeover can remove those worries. Restoring your smile with dental implants also has health benefits. Some of the health benefits of implant dentistry include... Read Full Post
April 14, 2016
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that occurs as a result of the misalignment of your jaw joint. Your jaw joint can be knocked out of alignment in a number of ways, including a blow to the head, a chronic teeth-grinding habit, or crowded teeth that constantly meet in a... Read Full Post
March 24, 2016
Every year, dentists across the country see a spike in emergency visits following St. Patrick's Day. NBC reported that the average increase in emergency dental visits is 64% on the first business day after St. Patrick's Day. The most common dental problems that are treated are chipped teeth needing... Read Full Post
March 14, 2016
Do you have constant headaches, damaged teeth or trouble sleeping? You may suffer from bruxism, a condition marked by unconsciously grinding your teeth during the day or clenching and grinding them at night. Bruxism is often a cause of TMJ, a condition that occurs when your jaw becomes misaligned.... Read Full Post
February 19, 2016
Recent studies have shown that postmenopausal women with periodontal disease, or gum disease, are more likely to develop breast cancer. This is especially true in smokers. The study found that gum disease raises the risk of cancer by 14%. Factors which may contribute to the development of... Read Full Post
September 01, 2015
Fluorosis is the technical name for the ribboning and discoloration of teeth caused by excessive fluoride exposure. Common in people born before 1980, fluorosis can be a very difficult condition to treat because it does not respond well to topical tooth whitening. In fact, many teeth whiteners can... Read Full Post
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