Answering Questions About Teeth Whitening

whitened teeth 300x200 Answering Questions About Teeth Whitening
Most people want that clean, beautiful smile dentists advertise. One of the most common ways to improve your own smile is by using teeth whitening treatments, which has become more popular since it became possible to do at home. However, you may be concerned about the safety of bleaching applications, or be unsure how to do it properly. Some commonly asked questions about teeth whitening are answered below, to help you determine the safest and best way to whiten your own teeth, or if that’s even the best treatment for you. Continue reading

How Changing Your Diet Can Ease TMJ Pain

WOman with foods to help TMJ pain 300x199 How Changing Your Diet Can Ease TMJ PainThey don’t get as much attention as other joints like the knees, hips, and shoulders, but your TMJs, the small joints on either side of your jaw that control the movement of your mouth, can become easily strained, overused, and painful. This phenomenon, known as TMJ disorder, affects an estimated 10 million or more Americans, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Treating TMJ disorder can take many forms, from specialized exercises, over-the-counter pain relievers, and special mouthpieces called splints, just to name a few. While TMJ should always be treated under the supervision of a dental or medical professional, taking certain steps at home, such as modifying your diet, can greatly reduce the strain placed on the TMJs and thus reduce TMJ-related pain. Continue reading

Can I Treat Gum Disease at Home?

Attractive woman trying to cure her gum disease at home 200x300 Can I Treat Gum Disease at Home?Before you read any farther, let’s answer the titular question: yes and no. Yes, you can effectively treat very mild gum disease, also known as gingivitis, solely through homecare methods and lifestyle modification. No, you cannot treat moderate to severe gum disease effectively solely at home and should instead think about homecare as a complement to clinical treatment you receive from your dentist. Today, Dr. Aziza Askari and the team at Comfort Dental Spa provide straightforward and reliable advice on this issue. Continue reading