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6 Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is different from tooth decay. It’s when your enamel is lost because of chemical and mechanical damage. While damage from tooth decay is localized to specific areas and can be treated with simple tooth-colored fillings, tooth wear is more likely to need treatment with dental crowns and possibly an entire smile makeover because [...]

Irvine Innovation Could Improve TMJ Surgery

Ideally, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) should be treated before surgery is necessary. Currently, surgery for the condition is very unsuccessful. But a recent discovery at the University of California at Irvine may make TMJ surgery much more successful and could lead to better results from other joint surgeries as well. Why TMJ [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|TMJ|

When Orthodontic Treatment Leaves You Unhappy (and Uncomfortable)

Orthodontic treatment is supposed to help you achieve a more attractive smile with straighter teeth that not only look better, but work better as well. Usually it does, but for a small number of people the result can be unsatisfactory both from its appearance and from its function. If this describes your situation, [...]

By |December 19th, 2013|Orthodontics, TMJ|

Migraine Treatment: Greater Occipital Nerve Block

There are many types of migraines, and many types of migraine treatments. It's hard to know which one might be right for you, so it's important to consider many options and talk to your doctor about them. A greater occipital nerve block (GON) is an uncommon migraine treatment that isn't recommended as a first-line treatment, [...]

By |December 6th, 2013|TMJ|