Do you have pain in the back of your mouth that doesn’t go away? It might be more than just an annoyance that disrupts your everyday routine. If you’ve ever experienced a locked jaw, facial swelling or even hearing problems, then you may find yourself with a temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMJ. Many people go months or even years without ever realizing the pain they are having is from TMJ.
Just the thought of visiting the dentist or undergoing a specific procedure can cause some patients to feel anxious. At Andover Dental Group, we do everything possible to ensure all visits are comfortable and stress-free. However, some patients still need a little extra help relaxing.
Hoping for a straighter smile, but not sure if Invisalign is right for you? In most instances, yes – it is! Our team of skilled dentists at Andover Dental Group will meet with you to determine the best treatment protocol for your personal case, but Invisalign is a great option in general for anyone looking to improve their smile with ease.
Walking into a dentist’s office can cause those with dental anxiety or a dental phobia to feel extremely uncomfortable. While our skilled team at Andover Dental Group offers sedation dentistry to assist patients through any type of appointment, sometimes just understanding the underlying causes of dental anxiety can help in managing any fears.
Straightening your teeth does not need to be an embarrassing or time-consuming experience. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign makes getting a beautiful smile as simple as popping in a clear aligner and going about your day.
Dental veneers and caps, also known as crowns, help to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Both cover your teeth to mask imperfections, such as discoloration, and misshaped and chipped teeth. While they both achieve similar results, the procedures and best practices for both are very different. So how do you know which is the right option for you?
We all know that not brushing or eating sugary foods are predictors of bad oral health, but there are a few risk factors that are correlated with bad oral health that might surprise you.
We all have those nights when you are snuggled in bed, cozy and warm, watching an episode of your favorite show, or reading a book, on the brink of falling asleep, when it hits you—you haven’t brushed your teeth yet. Sometimes it is tempting to stay in bed, tell yourself that you’ll brush in the morning, that it is no big deal, but think again.
While it is known that alcohol consumption can seriously affect your liver and other organs, what about your mouth?
Teeth are very strong and powerful. Our teeth crush, tear, and cut up food, which makes our lives so much easier. But, how much power are our teeth actually packing? Well, when it comes down to it, our teeth are way stronger than we ever expected.