With Valentine’s Day on the 14th, red is a popular color to see this month. If you notice that your gums are the same color as your red decorations or clothing, you may be experiencing a common issue with your oral health. February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. Gum disease is a serious gum infection accompanied by inflammation caused by bacterial growth along the gumline and around the base of the tooth. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications with your oral and overall health. Read on to learn more.
At Muse Dental Studio, we want to ensure our patients have optimal oral health. Unfortunately, many times, our patients are their own worst enemies. They may have habits that can lead to oral health complications. This is especially true for our patients who experience issues with TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, which is found at the back of the jaw and attaches the jaw to the skull.
We don’t know about you, but we cannot believe the holiday season has come and gone and we are already in 2023! We always feel the beginning of a new year is a great time to evaluate your life and see where you can make any improvements or changes. The same is true for your oral health. We want our patients to have optimal oral health so they can avoid a dental problem or emergency in the near future. Accidents can happen at any time, so it is good to be informed of what to do in certain circumstances. Continue reading to learn more about what to do if you or a loved one experience a dental emergency.
With the holidays right around the corner, many of our patients are busy dealing with shopping, family events, and preparing to spend time with loved ones. During this busy time of year, we want to encourage our patients to still be mindful of their oral health. It is easy to get wrapped up in the holiday festivities and not care for your teeth properly. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues in the new year with decay and other dental concerns.
Does your smile need a little TLC? In most cases, your smile doesn’t look the same as when you were younger. Some of our patients have experienced trauma to the mouth or severe decay and may have issues such as chipped, cracked, broken, and missing teeth. With the new year right around the corner, there is no better time to learn how we can help improve your oral health. We provide a number of treatments that can restore the function and appearance of your smile. There is no better time to put yourself and your oral health first than at the start of a new year. Read on to learn more about how we can help your smile.
Do you frequently wake in the morning with jaw discomfort that you did not have when you went to sleep? Have you been dealing with frequent, unexplained headaches? If you have been noticing any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding is when the upper and lower teeth are pushed together with firm pressure and often move back and forth. Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and can happen when you are awake or asleep. If not addressed in a timely fashion, bruxism can lead to serious consequences with your oral health.
At Muse Dental Studio, we stress the importance of maintaining proper oral health to our patients of all ages. If you have a child in your life, you know that it can be difficult at times to encourage them to have proper oral health habits. Those difficult times seem to grow exponentially when children turn into teenagers. Teenagers are trying to navigate their way into adulthood and don’t always want to take advice from their parents and elders. We want to help our teenage patients understand the harm they can cause their teeth when they are not cared for properly.
Halloween will be here before we know it! Many people love this holiday because it is a time when everyone can become someone, or something, else and indulge in more sweets than they would normally eat. While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort, and added dental costs. We have created some tips to help you enjoy your sweets this Halloween and help you care for your teeth at the same time. Read on to learn more.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Contrary to the name, these teeth do not provide any additional wisdom to our patients, although it would be nice if they did! Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last teeth to emerge in your mouth. In the time of our ancestors, these teeth were used to help chew raw meat as well as fruits and vegetables. Now that we cook our food, these teeth are no longer necessary. In fact, many older teens and adults have their wisdom teeth removed.
Are you or a loved one in need of a hygiene examination or do you need to schedule a recommended treatment and have been postponing your appointment due to anxiety or nervous feelings? If so, please know that you are not alone. There are a number of people who experience some form of anxiety before and during their dental appointments. We never want your feelings to get in the way of your dental care. Delaying or postponing treatment can lead to serious oral health complications in the future. Continue reading for helpful tips to help you relax before and during your appointment.