What is TMJ Syndrome?

Before you can understand TMJ syndrome, you first must understand what TMJ stands for. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and this is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. This joint is involved in speaking and chewing. Sometimes,…

Understanding the Five Stages of Tooth Decay

Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child…

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,”…

What is plaque?

Most people have heard of the word “plaque,” and know it’s not something they want on their teeth. Yet, they don’t know what exactly plaque is or how it contributes to dental decay. Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that…