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4 Ways to Treat Your TMD Pain at Home

February 18, 2022

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Woman with TMD rubbing her jaw

When you have a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), even basic facial movements like chewing and talking can start to cause you a lot of pain. A trained dentist can help address the problems causing the disorder so that your jaw joints can heal, but in the meantime, you’ll probably want an immediate solution to the pain. Fortunately, you have quite a few options for at-home TMD relief in Tullahoma; here are just a few examples.


Why You Should Go to a Dentist for TMJ Treatment

November 16, 2021

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patient with jaw pain who needs TMJ therapy in Tullahoma

If you hear popping or clicking sounds while you chew, suffer from persistent ear pain or headaches, or have tenderness in your jaw, you may have a TMJ disorder. Luckily, your dentist can help treat your TMJ issues. Read on to learn about a few common causes of TMJ disorder, the dangers of leaving it untreated, and why you should visit your dentist to receive treatment.


Is It Dangerous to Use Teeth Whitening Products Too Frequently?

September 18, 2021

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before and after teeth whitening

You want to brighten your teeth, but you aren’t sure if professional teeth whitening or one of the many store-bought brands is best. Although the kits found at the local drug store are significantly cheaper, you wonder if they might be damaging to your pearly whites, especially if used too often. Before you run out to buy one of these products, spend a few minutes learning why seeing a professional cosmetic dentist is best and how incorrect usage of any do-it-yourself solution can cause serious damage.


4 Potential Dangers Associated with DIY Whitening

June 12, 2021

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a woman using DIY whitening in Tullahoma to brighten her teeth If you’re like most people who are displeased with the look of their smile, you want a solution that will blast away stains and eliminate discoloration, right? While professional teeth whitening is a safe and effective option, you may be thinking there are cheaper ways to achieve the results you desire. Although you are right that there are less expensive methods available, DIY whitening in Tullahoma isn’t the best option. Here are 4 potential dangers you might experience if you choose to brighten your teeth at home without the help of a professional.


When’s the Time for a New Toothbrush?

April 23, 2021

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Several different colored toothbrushes on a tableHow often do you change out your toothbrush? Surprisingly, many dentists recommend that you get a new one every 3 to 4 months – and in certain circumstances you might have to change it out even sooner. It might seem tedious to get a new toothbrush so often, but it’s extremely important if you want to keep your teeth clean and healthy. The information below will give you a clear idea of when you should head to the store to pick up a new brush or brush head. (more…)

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