How to Care for Your Dental Implants

Just like caring for your natural teeth, caring for implants is of the utmost importance for both your health and the longevity of your teeth. Not caring for your teeth can lead to problems such as bone loss and the eventual loss of your implant. With this in mind, it is important to know just…

See How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life … And Your Smile

Your smile says a lot about you, which is why you want to flash those pearly whites with confidence. Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a smile you are proud to reveal while also offering health and social benefits. Gain Confidence If you find yourself shying away from social occasions or meetings because you are…

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD)

What is TMJ Disorder?

At Exquisite Smiles, we often see patients who are experiencing pain in their jaw when chewing or talking. Some feel a clicking or popping sensation. If you are also experiencing this, you may be suffering from Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). The jaw bone and skull are connected to the temporomandibular joint. If this joint is…

3 Reasons Permanent Retainers Are A Great Option

  Getting that perfect smile is something to look forward to. No matter the type of teeth-straightening system you use, the end result is exactly the same: better-looking teeth that make you feel more confident. However, once the braces come off, you must take steps in order to maintain that beautiful smile. If you’ve never considered permanent retainers or nightguards,…

TMJ: It’s Affecting Your Body More Than You Think

  Many people don’t realize how much of an impact your oral health can have on the rest of your body. Oral health problems can cause ailments in various parts of your body and negatively affect your overall health. Patients suffering from TMJ (Temporomandibular disorder, also referred to as TMD) might think the only side effect of this…

Caring for Your Veneers

  Veneers are one of the most popular options on the market to help restore the beauty to your smile. Veneers are available to anyone looking to brighten their teeth or add appeal to a smile that may otherwise be weighing on their self-esteem. The thin porcelain material that mimics enamel bonds to the front of…

2 Tips to Help You Find The Perfect Cosmetic Dentist

If you have never worked with a cosmetic dentist before, it can be hard to know whether or not you picked the right one for your needs. The best cosmetic dentists come with a set of credentials, skill-sets, and qualities that every patient should look for. In this post, we will take a look at…

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD or TMD)

Treatments for TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ disorder causes mild or severe discomfort, depending on your particular situation. This joint connects your jawbone to your skull. It works similar to a hinge. An injury to the jaw or even arthritis can cause the joint and surrounding tissue to become inflamed and painful. Long-term teeth grinding is another possible…

What can a cosmetic dentist do for your smile?

You want to have an exquisitely beautiful smile that you feel great about showing off. How can cosmetic dentistry help you? Consider four things that a cosmetic dentist can do for your smile. 1. Tooth whitening The most common cosmetic procedure in dentistry is tooth whitening. Teeth gradually become darker over time. Tooth whitening can give…

What You Need to Know About Using a Nightguard

If you clench or grind your teeth in your sleep, you suffer from a number of repercussions. You may experience jaw pain and tension, headaches, and damaged teeth—not to mention the sound may bother anyone sleeping in the same space as you. You are not alone in this. According to an article from Colgate.com, between…