TMJ Symptoms

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TMJ is a very unfortunate joint disorder, which can cause many different symptoms. TMJ technically stands for temporomandibular joint syndrome. It is also sometimes referred to as a disorder, rather than a syndrome. The joints specifically affected by TMJ symptoms are critical for your jaw to move, and also connect the lower jaw to the skull. While normal, everyday aches and pains are common, it is not normal to experience chronic pain and suffering. This usually means that there is an underlying problem, which needs treatment. TMJ is unique in this case, because your jaw is a complex joint that is connected to many other places in your body. This means that pain and discomfort in your jaw, can often lead to problems throughout your body. This means that sometimes pain is being experienced in another part of the body, and one would not think to look for a dental…

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Dentures

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Dentures are a very popular option, when it comes to replacing missing teeth. For years, they were arguably the most popular option on the market. However, there are many reasons why dentures may not not be the best option for you, depending on a wide variety of different factors. For example, many people complain about the fake and unnatural feel, as well as the discomfort. Dentures also tend to move around quite a bit, and they also need to be removed on a regular basis, to be cleaned. If all of this sounds a little unpleasant, you will be happy to know there are many other options available, for replacing teeth. One of the most popular choices, are dental implants. Dental implants are advantageous for a number of reasons, one of the most important being that they feel and function much more like your own teeth. Here at By Design,…

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Dental Implants

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There are many different dental procedures on the market, but dental implants may be one of the most popular. Here at By Design, we offer the revolutionary All-on-4 treatment concept, which is a full-arch rehabilitation, requiring only four dental implants. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, so you can find out more about dental implants from one of our highly qualified doctors, please fill out our contact form, or simply give us a call at (484) 231-1177. Implants Dental implants are a confusing topic for many people. Whether it is simply not knowing what dental implants are, or not understanding the process of dental implants, there is much that can be learned. To start with, there are over 50 manufacturers of dental implants and materials, which can then be used to create restorations, like crowns and abutments. Did you know that nearly 3 million people have dental…

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Teeth

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Teeth are by far one of the most fascinating parts of the human body. The funny thing is, unless we are actively thinking about taking care of them, or brushing them, most of us hardly ever think about our teeth. However, just because you don’t think of them, does not mean they are not doing many things at once! There are actually four different kinds of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Each of these four types of teeth perform different (and specific) functions. For example, incisors typically cut food into pieces, canines usually tear food, and premolars and molars crush food. Teeth are also fascinating in a variety of other ways. For example, did you know that the average American spends almost 40 entire days of their life, brushing their teeth? When it comes to taking care of our teeth, public enemy number one is soda. Yes, even diet…

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Healthy Gums: 25 Best Foods To Eat

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When it comes to healthy gums, it’s critical that you have a proper diet, to support a clean and healthy gum line. While teeth are critically important to your overall oral health, it also is important to have healthy gums. 1. Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds help to remove things from your mouth (like food), and they also help with plaque. As an added bonus, they also help to re-mineralize your enamel. As a third feature, sesame seeds are also high in calcium, which helps with bone density throughout your body (and mouth). Though they may be small, sesame seeds are a great food to start with, if you are looking to have healthier gums. 2. Yogurt Yogurt is a great food to assist with healthy bones. It also provides many different benefits for your gums. One of the biggest benefits is the probiotic content of yogurt, which research seems to…

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Teeth Whitening

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All of us want a clean, bright smile. If our teeth are not their best, it can affect our self-confidence, our self-esteem, and even our social life. Teeth whitening is a key process in quickly improving your smile, and there are even many teeth whitening products available to order online. In the past, you typically had to go to a dentist’s office to be fitted for whitening trays – but nowadays whitening your teeth is much easier. Studies have shown that white teeth are a key sign of attractiveness (this is especially true in the dating world). So why not be your best possible self, especially when the solution is so easy? These days, teeth whitening is so popular, that it has created a an entirely new market from scratch, just over the last 10-15 years. For many people, teeth whitening is a very effective way to get the smile…

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Why Does Smoking Disqualify You for Dental Implants?

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For most people, the adverse effects of smoking are well known. People who smoke suffer from an increased risk of health complications, including lung cancer and heart disease. In addition, smoking may lead to the failure of dental implants. With today’s blog, your implant dentists in King of Prussia discuss how smoking may disqualify you from receiving tooth replacements with dental implants. The Effects of Smoking on Your Dental HealthWhen you smoke, you hinder both the appearance and the health of your smile. Patients may develop bad breath and teeth stains from frequent smoking. Over time, smoking may lead to the onset of gum disease, oral cancer, and even the loss of jawbone tissue. Quitting smoking can protect the beauty, health, and stability of your smile. Smoking and Dental ImplantsThe integrity of your dental implant depends on the ability of the implant post to bond with the surrounding bone tissue….

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What Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept?

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Do you have missing teeth? Often, people with missing teeth will turn to traditional dentures to restore their smiles. Unfortunately, dentures can be a problematic solution at best. Dentures can make speaking and chewing difficult and require messy adhesives. Thankfully, there is an alternative to removable dentures. Implant supported teeth are fixed to your jaw and remain firmly in place so that you can eat and speak without fear of embarrassing slippage. No more adhesives – just natural looking and durable replacement teeth. In today’s blog, your Philadelphia implant dentists at By Design Dental discuss the advantages of implant-retained teeth. Receiving Implant-Supported Teeth The procedure for implant-supported teeth involves several key steps: Implantation – The first step involves placing implants into the jawbone. This procedure usually requires a low dose CAT 3D image to determine where sufficient bone is located to support the implants, as well as other important landmarks…

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Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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Convenient and Affordable Implant Tooth Replacement by Philadelphia Implant Dentists

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Recent research shows that 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the risk of further tooth loss only increases. By age 74, nearly 26% of American adults are missing all of their natural teeth. A variety of causes can lead to tooth loss, including trauma, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Fortunately, if you have one or more missing teeth, your smile can still be restored to its former beauty. At By Design Dental, your Philadelphia implant dentists provide breakthrough dental implants. In today’s blog, we discuss the advantages of dental implants for restoring smiles. What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants usually contain three parts that include the fixture (or implant), the abutment, and the crown. The fixture is comparable to a small titanium wood screw and is placed into the jawbone. It replaces the root of a…

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