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…

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Painful Symptoms and Causes of TMJ and TMD

Have you been suffering from jaw pain? Is it uncomfortable to talk, chew your food, or kiss your partner? We use our mouth constantly to communicate, eat, drink, sing, and so many other things. It’s literally a pain when something that normally comes so easily, such as talking, becomes difficult. Many of our jobs, social…

Night Guards: Protection for Your Smile and Your Sleep

Have you found yourself repetitively waking with a soreness in your jaw, sensitive teeth, or even a headache? Do you struggle to sleep soundly through the night due to teeth grinding disturbing your slumber? If this sounds all too familiar, there is a good chance you are one of the many adults that suffer from…

Custom-Fitted Nightguard Can Save Your Sleep and Smile

Do you wake up with headaches or sore jaw muscles? Does your partner complain that you grind or gnash your teeth as you sleep? If so, you might have bruxism. According to the Mayo Clinic, bruxism is a chronic condition characterized by grinding or clenching teeth. Grinding is the act of rubbing teeth forcefully against…

3 Tips For Avoiding Bad Breath

No one wants to be the person walking around with bad breath, but it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what to do to avoid it. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to try and avoid having bad breath. Here are three excellent tips. Use A Toothpaste With Baking Soda One…

What to Expect with CEREC from Your Cosmetic Dentist

Getting a dental crown used to be a lengthy procedure that required multiple visits to the dentist, but that is no longer the case thanks to CEREC offered by Dr. James Phelan and Dr. Tyler Phelan. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a major advance in the field of dentistry.…