How Is TMJ Diagnosed?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ or TMD, are a set of disorders in which the joints that allow your jaw to move don’t work properly. People with TMJ can still open and [...]

Preparing for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is an option for people who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia to the point that they avoid getting dental care. During your appointment, your experienced dentist, Dr. Alaswad, will provide a level [...]

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Can You Get Invisalign if You Have Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are sturdy restorations for teeth that have been cracked, chipped, discolored, or have received root canal therapy or other treatment. Typically made of porcelain, these crowns can protect teeth for up to 20 [...]

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Is Sugar Free Candy Better for Your Teeth?

It’s commonly accepted that sugar is bad news for your teeth. Sugar is highly acidic and can wear away tooth enamel, not to mention cause bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. But sugar is an enjoyable [...]

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Is Diabetes Linked to Periodontal Disease?

Yes, diabetes and periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—are linked to each other! Diabetes—a condition in which the body doesn’t make or use insulin, or blood sugar, properly—can make it more difficult to prevent gum disease, [...]

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What Are the Major Functions of Saliva?

Your saliva plays an instrumental role in your oral health. Saliva helps protect your teeth and gums from harmful bacteria, and can reduce your risk for cavities. However, saliva has other major functions in both your oral [...]

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