Potential Causes of Facial Pain From Arthritis to TMJ

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If you’re experiencing facial pain, you’re not alone. While this may be caused by a variety of reasons, such as jaw arthritis and migraines, it could also be due to a temporomandibular disorder such as TMJ. As a result of these and other related issues, you may also be experiencing trouble falling or staying asleep.

Recent data shows that over 15% adults within the United States experience chronic facial pain. In addition to 37 million people suffering from migraines in this country, 35 million have been diagnosed with TMJ, 95% of which are women.

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I Have Really Bad Tooth Pain Should I See An Emergency Dentist?

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What do you do when you’re struck with sudden tooth pain?

It’s nervewracking to be going about your business only to feel a sharp, stabbing pain in your upper or lower jaw. If you’re not stressing over your health insurance you’re worried about whether or not your gums are in good health or if you’re sustaining a root canal when you least expect it. Just like cosmetic dentistry improves your visual appearance and digital x-rays provide preventative care, emergency dental services can help you out when life takes an unexpected turn. Dental implants, crowns and dentures are but a few options you can choose to ensure your teeth can bounce back before you know it.

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Cosmetic Dental Care From Teeth Whitening to Treating Periodontal Disease

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Dentists that provide cosmetic dental care are able to address a variety of issues. In order to assist their clients with creating and maintaining healthy smiles, they provide teeth whitening and straightening services as well as a long list of other valuable services.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Every year, Americans spend approximately $1.4 billion on teeth whitening products. However, a recent survey showed that 82.5% of the participants noticed a difference when they had their teeth whitened by a dentist instead. While some people may believe that it costs less overall to use these over-the-counter products to whiten their teeth, they will be able to save both Continue reading

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