At Almeida & Bell Dental Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry in Lone Tree CO, we have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry for years. Today’s post, however, focuses on TMJ, a common condition that can cause headaches and jaw pain. TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is the scientific name for your jaw joint. […]
The 411 on TMJ
TMJ is short for temporomandibular joint, which is a big word for your jaw joint. As a hinge joint it can move up and down, forward and backward, and side to side. All that mobility contributes to its vulnerability: it is subject to a painful condition called TMJ disorder, which is treatable at Almeida & […]
5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease, typically called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so common in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage such […]
Can I Self-Diagnose Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep condition characterized by the patient’s breathing being temporarily disrupted. This is due to an obstructed airway in the back of the throat. The episodes of breathing cessation can last more than twenty seconds. Nearly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and more than half of cases go undiagnosed. It seems […]
Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!
As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in first-rate condition. Scientists have found a link between bacteria that cause periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often leads to chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis […]
Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?
Here is the Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center guide to treating teeth grinding. Understand Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Regular teeth grinding might lead to a sore jaw or headaches in the mornings. While anxiety or stress can be contributors, they are not the only reasons that grinding may appear, as it […]
Do You Have TMJ in Denver? Overbites And Underbites
When the upper part of the jaw and the lower part of the jaw are not the same sizes, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. Another related alignment disorder is called a […]
Jaw pain is a common condition that may be caused by sinusitis. Or it could be a sign of TMD, temporomandibular joint disorder, treatable at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone TDree CO. Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses, and when these tissues are inflamed, the sinuses exert […]
Attack Of The Gummi Bear
Here at the Lone Tree dental blog, we never like to be the bearers of bad news, but we are dedicated to our patients’ oral health. So, today we offer an important warning about a lesser-known danger of sticky candy. Most people probably know that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Eating candy creates the […]
Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain In Lone Tree
Almeida & Bell Dental Cosmetic, Implant & Sedation Dentistry not only treats TMD, but we redesign smiles with state-of-the-art dental treatments.