Healthy Habits For Healthy Teeth

At Muse Dental Studio, we believe in offering our patients the educational tools needed to help them maintain their oral health when they are not in our office. We see our patients for such a short period of time each year, and we want to help them feel confident in properly caring for their oral health between visits. Avoiding bad habits that can cause potential damage will hopefully help patients prevent dental emergencies. We want to share some healthy habits and some bad habits to avoid to ensure optimal oral health.

Preventing A Dental Emergency Is Easier Than You Think

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? Has it been so long that you are having a difficult time remembering? Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, we recommend that every patient, no matter their age, visit our office regularly for a hygiene examination and cleaning. During these appointments, we are ensuring there is nothing troubling affecting your oral health. Continue reading to learn why routine appointments are so important.

Oral Health Dangers When TMD Remains Untreated

At Muse Dental Studio, your oral health and comfort are extremely important to us. We treat our patients like our family, and we recommend treatments that we know will improve their quality of life. It saddens us when patients don’t contact us for assistance with problems that we can easily treat. One of these conditions is TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. There are a number of patients who remain undiagnosed because they don’t realize that we treat this condition. TMD is an issue that arises from problems with the jaw joints and face muscles. It is also commonly referred to as TMJ. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms you may be suffering from TMD:

Treat Your Teeth Like Royalty

Did we recommend a dental crown during your last visit and you have postponed scheduling your appointment? We know that it can be a little intimidating when a dental treatment is recommended that you have never experienced before. However, it is extremely important to schedule any treatment we suggest in a timely manner. Delaying treatment can lead to the need for additional treatments and eventually even tooth loss. If you have not scheduled your appointment because you are unsure of the process, we can help ease your mind. Read on to learn more about this common dental treatment.

Is Your Mouth Giving You A Warning?

Do you find yourself avoiding certain foods and beverages because they cause discomfort to your teeth? If you find yourself cringing every time you eat something extremely cold such as ice cream, there is a very good chance you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. You may also experience this sensation if you eat a mixture of various temperatures at the same time, such as hot coffee and cold fruit with your breakfast. Many people experience tooth sensitivity from time to time, and it is not cause for concern. When tooth sensitivity happens regularly, it can be a warning that you may have an underlying issue with your oral health.

How To Protect Your Teeth When Playing Sports

After another year of frigid temperatures and icy weather, we can’t wait for the arrival of spring. Spring brings about the return of many sports and outdoor activities for children and adults alike. While everyone is excited about playing with their teammates, we can’t help but worry about players remaining safe and avoiding a dental emergency. Sports-related dental injuries contribute to many of the emergencies that we see in our office during this time of year. With the increase of adult sports leagues, adults as well as children are experiencing emergencies. Continue reading to learn how to keep your family’s mouth safe while they enjoy sporting activities.

The Superhero Dental Treatment Used to Save Your Teeth

Have you been experiencing extreme discomfort in your tooth that is continuing to worsen? Or do you have a tooth that has been previously filled and is bothering you? If this sounds like what you are experiencing, we may recommend a root canal treatment. Thanks to television, movies and social media, root canals are often portrayed as a treatment that is full of pain, leaving patients fearful of this treatment method. Thanks to modern technology and updated dental techniques, a root canal treatment is safe, gentle and an excellent way to save your tooth.

Straighten Your Teeth In Record Time

Would you love to straighten your teeth but are discouraged in following through with the process due to the length of treatment? It is not uncommon for traditional orthodontic care to take an average of 2-3 years to complete the transition of the teeth. We know that many of our adult patients are not interested in waiting that long to finish treatment. We offer another solution that provides the same results only faster. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn about this “fast” treatment.

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

Are you self-conscious about your teeth and have been considering making a change? Would you love to improve the placement and appearance of your teeth but think you’re too old for orthodontic treatment? We are here to tell you that you are never too old to make improvements to your oral health, and that includes orthodontic treatment. Gone are the one-size-fits-all orthodontic treatments you may remember from your youth. There are a number of options available depending on the placement of your teeth and your lifestyle choices.

New Year’s Resolution: Take Excellent Care of My Teeth

Did we recommend dental treatment the last time you visited the office and you have delayed or postponed scheduling your appointment. We know that many of our patients have been busy the last few months with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Now that the new year has arrived, it is the perfect time to focus on your oral health and schedule the appointment you postponed. Delaying a recommended treatment can only lead to further problems down the road. Continue reading to learn more.