Improvements To Your Bite Function Can Ease Chronic Pains

Chronic aches and pains in your face, head, and neck can sometimes be traced back to a problem with your bite function. You may be surprised at just how important a proper bite is when it comes to preventing discomfort. In addition to making your jaw ache, or causing stiffness in the joints and muscles, poor bite function or alignment can lead to neck pain, facial discomfort, and even chronic headaches. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is able to help patients deal with these issues with TruDenta. Through TruDenta, we can offer a nonsurgical solution that involves carefully changing your jaw movement and alignment to prevent further problems. (more…)

Stress Can Cause Bruxism And Other Oral Health Issues

How does stress affect an individual’s dental health? In stressful periods, people sometimes fall into poorer habits than they usually maintain, which may affect their ability to protect themselves against cavities. It is also possible for someone living with stress to begin grinding their teeth. While a habit of grinding or clenching your jaw can be controlled during the day, you should be aware that this behavior can also occur during rest. While our Houston, TX dentist’s office is able to address this problem, known as bruxism, with a custom oral appliance, you should watch out for signs of stress and their potential toll on your dental well-being. Recognizing and reacting to this issues can help you prevent dental health issues from occurring! (more…)

Your Dentist Is Prepared To Handle Your Dental Emergency

If you are unsure of what to do after injuring your tooth, it can be easy to fall into a state of panic. How can you keep your injured tooth safe until it is treated? What can you do about discomfort? When can you arrange for an evaluation from your Houston, TX dentist? You can be happy to know that while you can be unsure of what to respond, our dental practice is ready to help you during a dental emergency. We can bring you in for care on short notice, and we can work to address your discomfort. Because we use modern dental restorations, you can count on your treatment to restore your smile as well as your injured tooth! (more…)

Choosing A Crown That Can Provide Long-Term Bite Support

Your dental crown creates a cap around a tooth that requires protection. The presence of this restoration can help you keep a vulnerable tooth healthy from decay, and also stop it from suffering structural harm. In order to remain effective, your crown should be able to maintain its stability, shape, and overall condition even as it experiences regular pressures from biting and chewing. Your Houston, TX dentist’s office is ready to provide you with a dental crown that can offer long-term care for your tooth. Depending on what tooth is being treated, and its role in your bite function, we can recommend a material that is strong enough to withstand the forces we exert when we bite down. For teeth that are in more visible areas, we can also discuss materials that look good in your smile. (more…)

What’s Interfering With Your Bite Function?

Ideally, a person should evenly apply and release pressure whenever they bite or chew. If you have an uneven bite – meaning there are imbalances in this function – it can lead to several worrying issues in time. One problem is that a flawed bite function can create tension that causes TMJ disorder, and may be responsible for your chronic headaches. Another is that it can lead to the overuse of certain teeth, which can result in those teeth being more vulnerable to harm. Our Houston, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who might need to deal with a bad bite. Through TMJ treatment, we can help you address pain that this problem can cause. We can also perform a careful study of your jaw joints and muscles through TruDenta treatment, which we use to help patients who struggle with headaches. (more…)

Want To Be Free Of Chronic Headaches? Talk To Your Dentist!

At some point, the idea of just reaching for a bottle of aspirin and hoping your headache fades quickly can seem insufficient. Why do you continue to have painful headaches, and what can you change in order to put a stop to them? You may not think of headaches as a matter for your dentist, but the dentist’s office may be just the right place for you to go! At our Houston, TX dental practice, we can use TruDenta to examine you and determine if problems with your jaw joints or movement might be responsible for your issues. In many cases, making changes to the way you move when you bite, speak, and chew can relieve the tension that has been responsible for headaches. We can also talk with you about oral appliances that can reduce pressure caused by TMJ disorder. (more…)

Talk To Your Dentist About Problems That Cause Discomfort

Ideally, your only trips to the dentist will be for routine dental checkups, where you can dependably hear good news about the state of your smile. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to enjoy these ideal circumstances! You may be concerned about your dental health because of a painful toothache, or because you are not able to bite and chew without some discomfort. You should let your Houston, TX dentist know that these issues are affecting you. We can identify what is wrong and recommend treatment to put a stop to the problem before it worsens. You may not realize it, but we can do more than just help with dental pain – thanks to TruDenta, we can also help you deal with headaches. (more…)

What Dental Flaws Can I Address With Porcelain Veneers?

Are you growing frustrated with the sight of teeth that appear discolored, poorly aligned, or misshapen? Rather than continue to let your concerns hurt your confidence, consider asking your dentist about the benefits of a cosmetic procedure. Through the right cosmetic treatment, your Houston, TX dentist can deliver results that are truly exciting. Porcelain veneers offer patients a chance to hide many different flaws through a single treatment, which can make significant cosmetic improvements surprisingly attainable. These custom restorations help make teeth look brighter, healthier, and even more uniform so that your smile symmetry is improved. (more…)

Does Your Jaw Movement Feel Stiff? It Could By TMJ Disorder

Do you feel resistance when you try to open and close your mouth? If these basic actions are starting to feel stiff, or if you are not able to move your jaw without pain, the problem may be with joint stress or misalignment. These are common problems when someone starts to experience TMJ disorder. You may also experience problems with persistent headaches, frequent pain in your face and jaw, and a tendency to grind your teeth. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can perform a review to determine if TMJ treatment might be appropriate for you in order to address chronic discomfort. (more…)

We Can Offer TruDenta Treatment To Address Your Headaches

If you continue to suffer from headaches, and feel unsure of why this is the case, it may be time to talk with your dentist about the matter. At our Houston, TX dentist’s office, we can provide relief from chronic headaches through TruDenta treatment. This technology allows us to check on problems with your jaw joints and muscles, which can cause frequent headaches in addition to problems like teeth grinding and TMJ disorder. With the information gathered, we can help you put a stop to chronic discomfort by performing targeted, nonsurgical work to alleviate problems with your jaw joints and muscles that can hurt your quality of life. (more…)