Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Are you getting earaches or neck aches?
You may be grinding your teeth at night.
Teeth grinding, better known as Bruxism, usually occurs while you’re asleep ;however, can happen while awake.
The causes of Bruxism are not clear but stress is one possible cause. Other things that are thought to be associated with teeth grinding are anxiety, sleep apnea and misaligned teeth. Read more »
So you’re at the dentist, and in pain. Two words come out of the dentists mouth… Root canal. What are your first thoughts??
Well I’m here to calm those thoughts and tell you a little bit about root canals.
First off, there are many different reasons for needing a root canal. A few of those causes include deep decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth that may have caused damage in the pulp area. Read more »
Have you ever used a Sonicare toothbrush? If the answer to that is Yes then you understand how glorious the experience is. If you answered No then you should definitely make a trip into the office and purchase your very first.
The Sonicare has a variety of oral benefits. First off, you can help your teeth to become naturally whiter. At the speed the bristles go back-and-forth it helps to diminish stains which are difficult to remove. Read more »
So you have a bun in the oven… Should you be continuing your oral hygiene care?
The answer to that is absolutely!
Make sure if you have started or discontinued any medications during your pregnancy, you inform your dental provider.
Teeth may become more prone to decay during pregnancy due to many factors such as an increase of carbohydrate intake or morning sickness. Your normal dental routine may be disrupted due to a more sensitive gag reflex, Read more »
Believe it or not, Periodontal disease is very common. This disease has a wide range starting from simple gum inflammation down to the loss of tissue and bone that help to support our teeth.
Keeping good oral health is very important when keeping periodontal disease under control. Plaque is a huge factor in periodontal disease. Our mouth’s harbor bacteria that form on our teeth, also known as plaque. That plaque builds up and turns into a hardened substance known as tartar. Read more »
If you are a patient with our practice and have ever needed a crown, you may have already experienced the CEREC.
The CEREC is a 3-D technology that allows dental providers to eliminate the need for messy impressions and temporary crowns. This computer-aided machine allows restorative work to be condensed to one visit for damaged teeth, that would normally take multiple visits.
The CEREC can be used for crowns and onlays. Read more »
Do you pay for dental insurance? Have you been putting off your cleaning visits? Is there restorative work that you need to have done? If you answered yes to either of these questions chances are you may be wasting money.
When you pay for dental benefits you want to make sure you are getting the most out of them. No insurance company or benefit plan are the same. Everyone has a different monthly premium and there are wide varieties of benefit maximums and coverage. Read more »
This Saturday, September 24th, Oxford Dental Associates will be at the Penn Township Community Fair. The 12th Annual Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11:00am – 4:00pm in Penn Township Park. The ODA staff will be on site handing out dental health goodie bags and enticing offers for new and existing patients.
For more information, call our office at 610.932.3388. We’ll see you there! Read more »