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How We Customize Mouth Guards for Your Specific Needs

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Candice
Mouthguards cover your teeth and gums to protect them from physical damage. Also, custom-fitted mouthguards help protect your teeth better than those bought over the counter. This is why we recommend and install customized mouthguards in our offices. The process of customizing mouthguards is simple and straightforward, with very few steps involved. The Customization Process Using customized mouthguards offers more protection against damage. You might choose to use custom-fitted mouthguards to protect your teeth when playing or against teeth grinding. We will create these mouthguards depending on how you intend to use them. We create custom-fit mouthguards from a thermoplastic material that is based on a mold we take of your mouth and teeth. We then customize these mouthguards to fit your shape and preferences. In most cases, we use an impression or mold of your teeth to create a perfect fitting mouthguard that you will be comfortable with. Wearing a poorly fitting mouthguard is not only uncomfortable but also risky. Furthermore, it will not provide effective protection against physical damage. Our custom mouthguard is specifically made for your needs, whether you want to use it when sleeping or for a sports competition. Getting a customized mouthguard is beneficial because it provides maximum protection against damage. Depending on how much you grind and clench your teeth, we can also adjust that mouthguard's thickness. This will help achieve a perfect-fitting mouthguard that will not need frequent adjustments. In most cases, we typically fit mouthguards to your upper teeth. This is because upper teeth are more more likely to get damaged when playing physical spots. Furthermore, grinding will also exert more pressure on your upper teeth. However, we can also make custom mouthguards for your lower teeth. This helps maximize protection. Therefore, it is helpful to get custom mouthguards if you want to protect your teeth and gums against physical damage. Contact our offices for more information on custom mouthguards....
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Your Diet Can Improve Symptoms of TMJ

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Candice
Because TMJ results from tensing the jaw, you want to eat foods that relieve the stress placed on the jaw bone and muscles. The following information defines TMJ and assists you in learning more about eating foods that relieve TMJ symptoms. What is the Temporomandibular Joint? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) represents a ball-and-socket joint that sits where the upper and lower jaws meet. If the TMJ, and surrounding muscles, are injured or tense, you need to take some pressure off of them. This can be done in one of several ways, one of which involves the diet. Making a Dietary Switch Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems can be improved by changing your diet. Some foods are just too hard or crunchy to eat and cause jaw pain and soreness. They can also damage the teeth. By switching out some of the crunchier and harder foods for softer equally nutritious substitutes, you can reduce problems with irritation and soreness. Chewing strains the TMJ, resulting in difficulty chewing if your TMJ symptoms are severe. To make chewing easier, choose soft foods, such as scrambled eggs, yogurt, quiches, oatmeal, smoothies, soups, mashed potatoes, fish, bananas, gelatin, or applesauce. Do not bite into hard foods, such as carrots or corn on the cob, but cut them into bite sizes. Grind meat, or eat hamburger instead of steak. Avoid Common Triggers To avoid the jaw pain of TMJ, avoid common triggers, such as eating chewy, crunchy, or hard foods, including popcorn, pretzels, nuts, caramels, gummy candies, and chips. Also avoid hard breads or ice. If your jaw aches or you experience severe jaw pain, contact your doctor. When you yawn, support your jaw by placing your fist beneath your jaw. By applying gentle pressure, you can avoid the pain caused by a wide and open-mouthed yawn. Avoid activities that cause the jaw to hurt, such as yelling, nail biting, or singing. It also helps to maintain a good posture by maintaining your head in a neutral position, keeping the shoulders and ears in alignment with each other. Avoid craning your neck or slouching. Try using an orthopedic pillow when you sleep. Do you have TMJ pain? If so, contact us about your concerns. TMJ pain does not have to consume your life. Set an appointment now....
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What to Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Candice
Wisdom teeth or often know as third molars. They grow at the back of your gum and the last set of teeth to emerge in your mouth. Most people experience the growth of four wisdom teeth, one growing in each corner of your mouth. An emerging wisdom tooth often grows in an odd angle due to the lack of space at the back of the mouth. This is known as having an impacted wisdom tooth, which can cause various problems such as infection and damage to other teeth. Therefore, it is important to get them removed as soon as they become problematic. After your wisdom tooth removal, you need to ensure that you supply your body with the correct nutrition to minimize the risk of complications. Foods You Can Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal The foods you eat after a wisdom tooth removable must be soft and comfort to chew. They must also be rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins. Here are some foods that are great to eat after a wisdom tooth removal. Foods You Should Avoid After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal There are also certain foods that you must avoid to ensure that you don't irritate the wound or delay your recovery process. If you're looking to get a wisdom tooth removal, Surprise Smiles is here for you! Also, if you're looking for a consultation on what to eat after your wisdom tooth removal, you can call us at (602) 842-4864 to book your appointment. We are here to help you with a variety of dental procedures to ensure that you have a healthy and happy smile!...
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All Posts:

How We Customize Mouth Guards for Your Specific Needs
9/21/2021
Your Diet Can Improve Symptoms of TMJ
9/6/2021
What to Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal
8/23/2021
How to Tell if the Bone Density of Your Jaw Is Dropping
8/9/2021
Talk with Us If You Struggle with Ringing in Your Ears
7/26/2021
Chewing May Start to Hurt if You Have a Dental Crack You Did Not Know Of
7/12/2021
Understanding the Oral Biopsy Process
6/21/2021
Do I Need to be Referred to an Oral Surgeon Through My General Dentist?
6/7/2021
How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
5/24/2021
Signs of TMD That Most People Do Not Think Of
5/10/2021
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
4/26/2021
What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
4/12/2021
Full Mouth Reconstruction
3/22/2021
What are the Signs of Dental Bone Graft Failure?
3/8/2021
What is Considered Dental Trauma?
2/22/2021
Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Mouthguard?
2/8/2021
Who is Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?
1/25/2021
What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
1/11/2021
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction
12/21/2020
Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
12/7/2020
What We Offer as Periodontal Services
11/16/2020
What Is an Oral Splint Used For?
11/9/2020
Oral Piercing Infections
10/19/2020
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
10/5/2020
Uses of an Oral Splint
9/21/2020
What to Do Should an Oral Emergency Arise?
9/7/2020
Benefits of Sleeping On an Incline After Oral Surgery
8/24/2020
Talk to Us if You Have Swelling In Your Mouth and a Fever
8/10/2020
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Ways We Can Help Treat TMJ Issues
7/7/2020
Why We Want To Help if You Have a Cleft Palate
6/22/2020
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
6/8/2020
Orofacial Pain is Not a Way of Life You Need to Struggle With
5/29/2020
Causes of Rough Skin Inside Your Mouth
5/15/2020
Is It Normal to Get Narcotics After Dental Surgery?
3/20/2020
The Point of Splitting Teeth for An Extraction
3/10/2020
Reasons Cheeks Often Swell After Any Oral Surgery Procedure
2/20/2020
Times Where a Custom Mouthguard Could Keep Your Teeth Safe
2/10/2020
Some Abscesses Need Our Attention to Treat
1/20/2020
When You Should Avoid Ice Following Oral Surgery
1/10/2020
Snoring is Actually a Symptom of Larger Problems
12/20/2019
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options We Can Provide
12/10/2019
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?
11/20/2019
Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2019
When a Tooth Cracks in Half, Can It Be Saved?
10/20/2019
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
10/10/2019
Crown Fractures Are Something to Call Us About
9/20/2019
Can X-Rays Show Oral Cancer?
9/10/2019
Foods to Keep Around During Oral Surgery Recovery
8/20/2019
Following an Auto Accident, We Need to Check Your Mouth if You Have Pain
8/10/2019
It Is Best to Turn to Us When You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/20/2019
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?
7/10/2019
Why We Sometimes Need to Help You Recover from an Oral Burn
6/20/2019
What Makes the Jaw Hurt
6/10/2019
Not All Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble as They Erupt
5/20/2019
Mouthguards Can Protect Your Teeth from Incidental Damage
5/10/2019
When Is a Bone Graft Considered Healed?
4/20/2019
What We Do During an Oral Biopsy
4/10/2019
Most Common Needs for Dental Crowns
3/20/2019
Is Oral Surgery a Requirement to Treat a Dental Abscess?
3/10/2019
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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