Because we couldn’t help getting wet for a good cause!
& we each nominate……..
Alberto Mantovani, Jonathon Catin, David Patterson, Omaira Lara, and Natalia Aristizabal.
You have 24hrs to donate and take the challenge!
Get to it guys!!!
Neuromuscular dentistry enhances traditional dentistry. The term neuromuscular dentistry is used to describe the additional consideration of muscles and joint status when evaluating your bite or occlusion. Occlusion of how your teeth fit together, is affected by several factors – the teeth, the muscles and the temporomandibular joint ( TMJ ).
If you are suffering from TMJ, a neuromuscular dentist, like Dr. Escoto & Dr. Mantovani can play an integral role in restoring you to a healthy bite, and eliminating painful symptoms. The causes and symptoms of TMJ disorder ( TMD ) can vary widely. There is no magic one size fits all cure! Determining your best bite position is done through analysis of data collected from electromyography, tens and sonography. We look at how your jaw and muscles are functioning together when you chew, swallow, talk and most importantly rest. This objective data helps Dr. Escoto and Dr. Mantovani determine the best treatment plan for you.
Signs and Symptoms of a Neuromuscular imbalance in the bite include, but are not limited to:
+Headaches, including frontal and cluster
+Earaches or ringing of the ears
+Pain in the neck, head or shoulders
+Rapid wearing of enamel
+Sensitive teeth, including notching at the gum line and recession
+Jaw tenderness, Limited mouth opening
+Tingling of the fingertips
+Loose teeth, difficulty swallowing
+Clenching and grinding
+Jaw pain and or jaw noise, such as clicking or popping
This #SaintPatricksDay, you may want to pass on the #greenbeer in favor of some Bailey’s Irish Cream. As delightfully festive as the emerald lager might be, dentists warn about the unflattering effect green beer can have on your pearly whites.
The Green beer can act like the colorful disclosing plaque rinses used to teach kids where they’re missing brushing and make your teeth just scream with green color on the parts where the problems are!
Those who haven’t had a professional dental cleaning in a while or who have plaque buildup should steer clear of emerald-hued brews.
The green food coloring that is added to the beer stains the bacterial cell walls in plaque, So if your friends smile is looking all green, it’s probably not just the beer.
What should you do if you wake up with a more permanent reminder of Saint Patrick’s Day than just a hangover ?
You can fix the immediate problem in the morning with toothpaste and some whitening strips, but the real problem is that a green smile is a indicator that you have plaque buildup, and so you should probably also schedule a trip to your dentist.
Luckily, the golden hue of a regular beer doesn’t act as a plaque detector as much as a green-colored beer does. So when celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day, perhaps it’s safest to stick to an original Irish brew like Harp or Guinness — at least when it comes to your chompers.
Enjoy your St. Patty’s Day Safely!
You’ve likely been told (or read in a forwarded e-mail) that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown, and that, in light of this fact, you should smile more often.
This Valentine’s day take advantage of our promotion, $500 off towards Invisalign treatment, to make that smile just right!
Call & schedule your appointment today as this promotion does expire February 11, 2014
When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many people vow to make big changes in the upcoming
year. Improving your oral health doesn’t take a large commitment and can be easy to do. With just a few minutes
dedicated to daily dental health, you can spend next New Year’s Eve dazzling your date with your sparkling
smile. Here are a few resolutions to get you started.
If you’re not already brushing twice daily, now is a
great time to start. If you tend to skip the evening
session, work it into your bedtime routine. Brushing
before you hit the hay helps keep detrimental debris
from clinging to your teeth overnight. It’s also
best to make sure bristles are spending enough
quality time with your teeth. Though two minutes is
recommended, most people invest just 46 seconds
per brushing session.
TAKE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
Already brushing twice daily? Congrats! For bonus
points, keep a brush at the office so you can freshen
up after power lunches (or microwave meals). You can
even skip toothpaste for this “extra” third session.
One in 10 people say they never floss. If you’re
holding out, what are you waiting for? With just a
couple of minutes and about 18 inches of floss, your
teeth will be cleaner and healthier. (And your breath
will benefit, too.) Flossing is the single best way to
remove plaque from between your teeth where the
toothbrush can’t reach, so make sure it’s part of your
daily oral health regimen.
NIP NAIL BITING
IN THE BUD.
It’s not only bad for your manicure, but it’s not doing
your teeth any favors, either. Nail nibbling has been
linked to oral health problems such as teeth grinding
and jaw clenching, which can lead to facial pain
and sensitive teeth. Because it’s not as tempting to
gnaw on neat nails, try to take care of jagged edges,
hangnails and ragged cuticles. You can also try an
instant reminder: Coat your nails with a clear,
bitter-tasting polish to deter you from chewing.
DROP IN ON
Been awhile since your last dental appointment?
Here’s a resolution you can cross off your list in the
next five minutes: Call your dentist and schedule a
checkup. If a phobia is keeping you from visiting,
you’re not alone — more than 20 million Americans
are afraid of the dentist. Discuss your fear with your
dentist so he or she can help. If it’s been a really long
time since you last wore a dental bib, take comfort in
the fact that modern dentistry has come a long way.
Not only has pain management improved but also
many practices offer soothing touches such as TVs,
pillows, blankets, aromatherapy and music.
JUST SAY NO
This one isn’t quite as easy to conquer, but it’s one of
the most important. In addition to decreasing your risk
for oral cancer, kicking the habit can decrease your
risk for gum disease, tooth discoloration, bad breath
and swollen gums. So, make a plan. Set a date,
such as “I’m going to quit on February 1,” instead of
“I’m going to quit smoking this year.” Discuss your
cessation plan with your physician or dentist. Join a
support group, and don’t be shy about asking your
friends, family and co-workers for encouragement.
Don’t wait till the end of the year to use your flex dollars. Now is a good time to get the family in for their annual check up and cleaning.
If you don’t use your flex by the end of the year you lose it. So if you have any dental work you’ve put off, or just want to schedule your annual cleaning, call us today so we can get you scheduled and you can take advantage of those tax-free dollars you’ve set aside for your health.