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TMJ PAIN & DISORDERS Mar 1st, 2019

What is TMJ disorder? Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle disorders, also known as TMJ disorders, can cause dysfunction and pain in the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles that control jaw movement. Specifically, TMJ is the joint hinging the lower jaw to the skull, giving the lower jaw the mobility...

THE IMPORTANCE OF FLOSSING Feb 17th, 2019

Why is flossing your teeth strongly recommended? Dentists can not emphasize enough the benefits of flossing your teeth. Regularly flossing your teeth removes plaque and helps prevent plaque buildup, which can lead to tartar. Getting in the habit of flossing regularly will not only eliminate plaque but also remove excess...

The Harms of Clenching Your Teeth Jun 25th, 2018

The clenching one’s teeth or jaw stems from a larger condition called bruxism, which often causes patients symptoms of discomfort and pain. It usually occurs as patients sleep or experience stressful situations and is involuntary, therefore becoming an unknown source of soreness and irritation, as well as a harm to...

Ridge Modification Jul 20th, 2017

When a missing tooth is not replaced right away, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate, making future implant placement tough. Luckily, there is a solution! Click here to learn more on ridge modification, and contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Levi!