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Differences Between TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

 

Differences Between TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder (also referred to as TMD) and bruxism are two different conditions that can both have a negative effect on the proper functioning of the mouth and oral health. People that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth. TMJ disorder is a condition that involves pain and improper functioning of the muscles and joints that […]

Common Problems With Dentures That Implants Can Solve

Losing a tooth is always a traumatic experience, whether it’s due to tooth decay or an accident. To replace lost teeth, dentures used to be the standard. While dentures are a good option for replacing teeth in a reasonably natural way, they do come with their fair share of problems. Common Problems Among Denture Wearers […]

A Beautiful Smile Can Change Your Life

Having a beautiful, healthy smile can improve your life in more ways that you would think. Here are just a few examples of how a great smile can help improve your quality of life. More Smiling Means More Happiness People with a beautiful smile aren’t ashamed of showing their teeth, which means they generally smile […]

Symptoms of Fractured Facial Bones

Facial bone fractures are often a result of a serious accident that causes physical trauma to the face. Whether facial trauma is result of a car accident, sports injury, interpersonal violence, or work-related accident, a person should seek medical treatment if signs of facial fractures arise. At Austin Oral Surgery, our board certified oral and […]

How to Clean Dental Implants

Although dental implants are not susceptible to decay, you should not throw your oral hygiene routine out the window. Proper oral care should continue to be a priority, and for the most part, it should mirror your routine before surgery with a few minor changes. If oral hygiene methods are not met, dental implant patients […]

Dental Implants Preserve Existing Teeth

Dental implants not only allow a person to regain the ability to speak, laugh, and eat certain foods in confidence, but dental implants also help to preserve existing teeth. When compared to dentures and bridges, dental implants stand apart because of their supplementary benefit to remaining teeth. By preventing bone loss and the disruption of […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

For most people, getting their wisdom teeth extracted around early adulthood is a necessary procedure to prevent oral complications such as impacted teeth from occurring. For instance, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed. If most people need to get their wisdom teeth […]

Oral Cancer Self-Exams

Although the oral cavity is usually regularly examined for signs of oral cancer during routine dentist appointments, it is also recommended to conduct monthly self-examinations. Where to Look: High-Risk Areas When checking for signs of oral cancer, it is important to thoroughly observe the oral cavity. The most cancer-prone regions are the underside and sides […]

Why Pre-Prosthetic Surgery is Necessary

Thanks to the incredible progression of dental technology and treatment, the loss of permanent teeth can be mitigated by several treatment options such as a fixed bridge, removable dentures or dental implants. In some scenarios, surgery may be required to properly prepare your mouth or teeth for a prosthetic treatment for tooth replacement. The Reasons […]

A Dry Mouth Can Impact Your Oral Hygiene

If you are consistently suffering from a dry mouth, this can have worse consequences than just giving you that uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. Because saliva is vital for oral hygiene, a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. So what’s causing this and how […]