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What is Splint or Night Guard, and What Can It Do For My Jaw?

April 25, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,Splint or Bruxism Appliance — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:23 pm

  The benefits of a bruxism appliance or splint/night guard: Teeth and dental work are protected from the grinding process – much cheaper to buy a splint than repair teeth Ideally the clenching and grinding habit is eliminated over time Jaw muscles can relax which can help reduce tension and pain The jaw joint or TMJ receives less damaging forces The bone associated with the […]

Treating Tooth Cavities Without The Drill? Yes we can!

April 17, 2014

In September 2009 DMG America came out with a new product for dentists known as ICON Our Treatment Assistant, Regina, shares these notes about this exciting new product for treating small areas of decay or decalcification without using the drill as would normally be done for dental fillings! ICON stands for infiltration concept. Dentists with the use of this new technology can treat incipient tooth decay […]

Periodontal Disease and Treatment

April 8, 2014

Periodontal Disease and Treatment Periodontal disease is the loss of the supporting structures of the teeth namely gums and bone.  Treatment can take many forms depending on the severity of the disease, the location of the periodontal disease and variables between patients based on comfort goals and finances.  In our office, we believe it is important that your periodontal disease is explained to you and […]