3 Common Signs of TMJ Disorder

Waking up with jaw pain can not only be uncomfortable, but it can cause distress if you are unsure whether this pain is the result of a particularly tense day at work or something more serious like TMJ Disorder. If you experience pain in your mouth and jaw frequently, then it is possible that you…

Jumpstart Your Life with a New Smile

Have you experienced “smile-shame”? Do you feel that your dull, yellow teeth prevent you from getting what you want in life? Well turn your life around with teeth whitening! Why should you whiten your teeth? Confidence Booster Wipe away your shame with a bright new smile! Many people with discolored or yellowed teeth tend to…

More Than Just a Pain-In-The-Neck! Long-Term Effects of TMJ Disorders

If you’re among the estimated 10 million Americans suffering from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs), you probably accept that you’re going to live with some degree of facial pain every day. And chances are, COVID-19 is impacting your life, increasing your stress levels, and worsening the symptoms you experience. But TMJDs are just a…

Protecting Your Teeth With A Night Guard

Grinding your teeth in your sleep is known as bruxism. Bruxism continues to impact many people on a consistent basis, but how will one know if he or she grinds teeth while sleeping? One of the only ways to recognize this condition is by noticing teeth that look worn out. How does teeth grinding take…

Your Teeth Tell a Story

You brush not two, but three times a day. You floss every night before bed. You even use OTC dental products specifically designed to maintain a bright, white smile, but you might find your teeth don’t shine like they used to. Even with proper dental hygiene, some daily activities can cause significant staining to a…

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You

Are you insecure about your smile? Do you avoid getting your picture taken, or purposely hold back smiles during conversations? If you suffer from stained, overcrowded, gapped, or chipped teeth, cosmetic dentistry may be an option for you. What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area that focuses on enhancing the aesthetics of…

Herbal Remedies to Alleviate Pain from TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ Disorder The temporomandibular (TMJ)  acts a sliding hinge that connects your lower jawbone to the your. There are two joints, one on each side of the head, in the front of the ears. These joint allows for the jaw to move up and down, side to side; also enabling you to open and close…

Self-Care Tips to Improve Your Smile

Investing in self-care can go a long way in improving both your physical and mental health; however, many people underestimate how important caring for your smile can be in improving your overall sense of well-being. While it is normal to feel self-conscious if your smile isn’t as beautiful as you would like, you may be…

Teeth Whitening: Is It Worth It?

Teeth whitening has become a big part of our culture. There are TV commercials offering different ways to whiten your teeth, and the stores have rows of products for you to try at home. Still, what are the true benefits of teeth whitening, and are there any downsides to having your teeth whitened at home?…

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Zoom Whitening: The Safest Cosmetic Procedure Available

Have you seen the commercials about the “tissue test” for your teeth? Have you tried it and felt discouraged by the color of your teeth? Try our Zoom Whitening system at Exquisite Smiles. James M. Phelan, DMD, MAGD, is a pro at whitening your teeth. The one-hour procedure is quick, convenient, and one of the…