If you have only recently discovered that you have TMJ disorder … but you haven’t done anything yet to follow through on receiving the TMJ treatment we offer or to make any lifestyle changes … it may be time to shift your priorities! As in, our Austin, MN team suggests you put protecting your TMJs (or your jaw joints) with our care and your own efforts as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may be looking at a future with additional symptoms and even some serious damage. Find out just how to make things better (it’s easier than you might think) and why!
Whether your smile is quite yellowed or just a bit dim compared to the way it once looked, one thing is certain: In order to have a beaming, glowing smile, you’re going to need cosmetic dental care. Of course, this sounds easy but when you begin approaching the idea, you may feel like the steps elude you, you don’t know how to get to the finish line, and just getting started is uncertain. We understand and our Austin, MN team reminds you that it’s natural to need some assistance as you tip toe into new territory. Of course, we would love to help!
You might have some notions about dental checkups that aren’t exactly on point, which may be why you occasionally (of frequently) decide that you’re not too worried about forgetting to schedule them. Newsflash: They’re actually extremely comprehensive, key to your continued oral health, and once you better understand that our Austin, MN team really is checking out every last detail in regard to the well being of your grin, you may feel more compelled to come in every six months as suggested.
You may hear a lot of different things about traditional dentures! Unfortunately, especially when you’re starting to feel good about selecting them for yourself, you may find that you begin hearing negative things that don’t make you feel more optimistic about choosing them. Instead, your confidence may start to wane a bit. Since we are quite aware that this is a common issue, our Austin, MN team would love to step in to bust open some common myths and to help you see that your initial feeling that full or partial dentures may be well-suited to your needs is likely spot on!
If you think that you’re alone in your thoughts and assumptions that certain people make prime candidates for dental implants but that you probably don’t, let us reassure you: This is a very common way of thinking! The bad news is that it’s not a very accurate line of thinking in regard to replacing teeth with implants, which means many individuals out there could probably happily choose implants … but they unintentionally talk themselves out of it. Rather than figuring that you have an obstacle or two that’s going to get in the way, why not come in to speak with our Austin, MN team instead, so you know for sure what you can and cannot qualify for? You may be shocked to learn that there is usually a pathway that will lead you directly toward implants!
Dry mouth is often one of those mysteries that patients only really focus on once it happens to them! If you wake up one morning with a cottony feeling in your mouth and you notice over time that it never really goes away, this can become both frustrating and even harmful to your oral health! Before you worry that this is a permanent problem, we suggest you remain calm and consider some very helpful advice. When you are able to keep a few things our Austin, MN team explains to you on the topic in mind, you can easily address dryness and regain your healthy smile!
In addition to common concerns like tooth decay and gingivitis, there are many other things that can affect the state of your oral health, the quality of your bite’s function, and more. For example, if your jaw hurts constantly, especially when you open and close it, then the issue is likely something beyond a cavity or gum disease. At our Austin, MN, dental office, we can help you find out what your jaw pain means, and how to alleviate it by addressing the issue directly. (more…)