A locked or stiff jaw can be a disconcerting experience, often causing discomfort and hindrance in everyday activities like talking and eating. While there are various causes for this condition, understanding its implications and how to care for it can ease discomfort and prevent further complications.(more…)
Dental Distinction Blog
October 25, 2023
October 13, 2023
While dental fillings are durable restorations, they do not last forever. Under certain circumstances, a dental filling can fall out of a tooth, and it is important to treat a lost filling in a timely manner to preserve your dental health. Losing a dental filling can be scary, but knowing what to do ahead of time can allow you to bring the crisis to the best possible conclusion. Here’s a brief guide to caring for a lost dental filling while waiting for your dentist’s appointment.(more…)
September 22, 2023
If you’ve been experiencing jaw pain when you perform basic functions during the day like eating or speaking, you could have the makings of TMD. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, as many as 10 million people are affected by it annually, making it a fairly common condition. But what causes the disorder to manifest?
If you want to learn more about TMD and its causes, continue reading. Knowing what causes TMD could put you on the path for relief.(more…)
September 8, 2023
Any pilot will tell you that the worst time to fix a plane is when it’s already in the air, when the stakes are highest. In a similar vein, the worst time to try and learn more about a dental emergency is while you’re dealing with one.
For that reason, it’s important to understand as much as you can about dental emergencies and how you treat them. With that in mind, here is a guide to some of the most common ones you’re likely to deal with.(more…)
June 16, 2023
No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them, but it’s a common situation. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. If the unexpected should happen, don’t panic! Instinct may tell you to head to the closest hospital, but that may not be the best decision. Although the emergency department can save your life, they can’t save your tooth. Instead, here’s why it’s better to contact your dentist.
June 7, 2023
There’s never a good time to have a dental emergency, but if you have an urgent oral health problem while you’re overseas, it can make a difficult situation even more stressful. Whether you’re traveling for work or taking a vacation, you can’t wait until you get back home to have the issue addressed. Don’t worry, here’s what you should do if you have a dental emergency while you’re out of the country.
May 18, 2023
However much you plan, you can’t always avoid dental emergency scenarios. It’s simply a fact that accidents happen in life. Therefore, you’d do well to prepare an emergency dental kit. This collection of tools will ensure a quick response to urgent oral issues. As for what it should include, your Plano dentist is here with a few suggestions. Read on, then, to learn four items you need to pack for the ideal dental emergency kit.(more…)
May 9, 2023
Accidents happen, and sometimes they can result in a knocked-out tooth. Whether it’s a sports injury, a fall, or any unexpected incident, having a knocked-out tooth can be a distressing experience. However, it’s important to stay calm and take immediate action. By knowing the right steps to follow, you can significantly improve the chances of saving the tooth and ensuring the best possible outcome for your dental health. In this guide, we will outline five crucial steps to take if you ever find yourself in this situation.(more…)
March 16, 2023
Spring is here! People look forward to this season because it represents a time of renewal, growth, and rejuvenation after the cold, dark months of winter. As we move into the warmer months, people are eager to clean and upgrade their homes. This is also the perfect time to refresh your dental care routine. Continue reading to learn about five helpful tips for spring cleaning your smile and maintaining excellent oral hygiene.(more…)
March 3, 2023
After a meal, many people want to remove food that has gotten stuck between their teeth. Many of them reach for a toothpick to get the job done. Toothpicks may seem like a convenient and portable way to remove food debris from between your teeth after a meal, but they can actually do more harm than good. Keep reading to learn three ways that this can lead to oral health damage and what you should do instead.(more…)