Our Patient’s Safety is Our Number 1 Priority!
We continue to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, and based on the recommendations of the government health departments, public health authorities and healthcare professionals, we have made the difficult decision that effective March 24, 2020 at 12:00pm:
- All elective dental care will be rescheduled to a time when it is safe to provide your care
- Our team will only be available to address urgent dental needs or emergency care
Please know that during this difficult time we remain committed to your dental healthcare, comfort and safety, and look forward to seeing you soon.
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Do you know that having straight teeth is important for many more reasons than just looking nice?
Properly aligned teeth are not only easier to clean and less likely to trap food particles, it also helps to properly chew and digest food. The risk of gum disease and tooth loss can be reduced as oral hygiene can be more effective. This is important to overall health as tooth decay and gum disease are linked to heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. Having straight teeth can be more cost-effective since there tends to be fewer severe dental emergencies associated with straight teeth. Malpositioned teeth wear unevenly and can put unnecessary pressure on the jaw resulting in chronic headaches. Lastly, crooked and overlapped teeth can affect speech and have a lasting effect on confidence and self-esteem.
Soreness or stiffness in the neck, tops of the shoulders and sides of the face and all part of the muscles involved in chewing. In times of stress those muscles can fire, sometimes without you even knowing, and can trigger pain the the muscles, jaw joints, and even into the ear canals. This type of pain is often referred to as TMD.
Occlusion equilibration and/or the long term use of bite guards are effective in alleviating the effects of TMD.