Archive for March, 2016

The Top 10 Reasons for Tooth Pain

The Top 10 Reasons for Tooth Pain 03/31/2016  | Tooth pain can range from mild and fleeting to throbbing and constant but the mechanism behind what you’re feeling is often the same: the nerves in the pulp chamber at the center of your affected tooth or teeth are responding to stimuli and sending out a warning […]

What Is a Palatal Expander?

What Is a Palatal Expander? Orthodontists don’t just reposition crooked teeth, they can also treat aspects of facial growth and jaw development to create a more aesthetic and functional bite. The palatal expander is an appliance they can use to achieve this. It gently widens the upper jaw and palate (roof of the mouth) — […]

How Springtime Allergies Can Affect Teeth

How Springtime Allergies Can Affect Teeth Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor fun, and colorful blooming flowers and trees. That also means allergies for approximately 58 million Americans. What causes springtime allergies? The biggest trigger is pollen, which is released into the air by trees, grasses, and weeds. When pollen is inhaled, the body’s immune system goes […]

Stephen Curry’s Athletic Mouthguard

Stephen Curry’s Athletic Mouthguard If you’ve seen NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors getting ready to take a free throw, you may have noticed that there’s one piece of gear he’s never without. It’s not a special pair of shoes or some lucky trunks peeking out from under his uniform. It’s his […]