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Summertime is a great time of year and it can also be a busy time of year. We encourage you to remember to take the time to squeeze in your regular dental visit before summer months fly by!
Regular dental visits are so important to your overall health.
What Goes On During A Regular Visit?
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During your checkup appointment, your dentist (or dental hygienist) will likely evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. Don’t be surprised if your dentist also examines your face, bite, saliva and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs). Your dentist or dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and stress the importance of you maintaining good oral hygiene at home between visits.
National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
One in eight Americans suffer from recurring headaches that are so severe they cannot carry out normal living! An estimated 80% of all headaches occur from muscle tension. Did you know that many tension headaches are related to your bite?
How can your bite cause a headache? Tension headaches result from muscle strain, or contraction. When muscles are held tight for long periods of time they begin to ache. Headaches from dental stress are a type of muscle tension headache. A tension headache may be on one or both sides of your head. Or, it may surround your head as if a steel band were wrapped around it.
Specific signs which indicate that the headache may have a dental origin include:
- Pain behind the eyes
- Sore jaw muscles or “tired” muscles upon awakening
- Teeth grinding
- Clicking or popping jaw joints
- Head and/or scalp painful to the touch
One of the most common cause is Bruxism, the clenching or grinding your teeth. Most people are not even aware that they are doing this. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, in the United States, bruxism affects about 30 million to 40 million children and adults. It can be caused by dental problems, stress, even a side effect of medications.
In honor of National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, we are offering 20% off your custom mouth guard! Mouth guards, also called night guards, are retainer-like pieces of plastic that cover either the top or bottom set of teeth. The guard cushions your teeth from the force of clenching and prevents the molars from grinding together. This not only safeguards your teeth, but allows your loved ones to sleep soundly.
Give our office a call today to schedule your next examination! 1-800-50-SMILE
*All offers are for cash patients only. Cannot be combined with previous or ongoing treatment.