Quit Clenching and Grinding and Get the Facts about Bruxism

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert Do you ever wake up with a dull ache in your jaw? Or, after a stressful day at work, do you find you’re always fighting a headache right at your temples? Chances are you didn’t sleep on your jaw funny or have a tension headache. You likely are clenching your jaw … Continue reading Quit Clenching and Grinding and Get the Facts about Bruxism

Types of TMD Appliances

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert A hot/cold compress can provide temporary relief from TMJ discomfort but realigning the jaw and bite often requires a bolder approach. If Dr. Elizabeth or Dr. Jeff determines that your jaw discomfort is the result of TMD, they will create a customized treatment plan for you. More than likely this plan … Continue reading Types of TMD Appliances

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime of Smiles

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert Maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime requires a commitment to good habits every day. While it’s best to begin forming these habits in childhood, it’s never too late to experience the benefits of proper oral care.  The ripple effect of gum disease Gingivitis occurs when plaque builds up in your … Continue reading Keeping Your Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime of Smiles

Vaping and Your Oral Health

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is smoking a chemical vapor that delivers nicotine into your lungs. Often misconstrued as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes because there is no tobacco involved, vaping has devastating effects on a person’s oral and overall health. At Eggert Family Dentistry, we think it’s important to educate … Continue reading Vaping and Your Oral Health

Stress, Anxiety and Your Oral Health

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert It’s estimated that 40 million Americans battle an anxiety disorder, the effects of which can be debilitating. Anxiety can cause panic attacks, headaches, depression, muscle aches, fatigue…the list goes on. What most of us don’t consider, however, is the effect that anxiety can have on our oral health. Common oral side … Continue reading Stress, Anxiety and Your Oral Health

The Connection Between Mental Health and Oral Health

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert It has long been recognized that mental illness can lead to many inflammatory diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and cancer. Recently, however, an increasing amount of attention is being directed at the correlation between mental health and oral health. Understanding this correlation can empower individuals who struggle with mental … Continue reading The Connection Between Mental Health and Oral Health

The Link Between Airway and Dental Issues

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert At Eggert Family Dentistry, we recognize the importance of a thorough dental evaluation. When you or your child come in for an exam, we don’t just attend to your teeth and gums. We make it our business to examine your muscles, jaw, and airway as well. We want to ensure that … Continue reading The Link Between Airway and Dental Issues

Having Trouble Sleeping? Maybe it’s Time to See Your Dentist

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert How often do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed? If you frequently wake up unrefreshed and navigate your day in a haze, feeling like quality sleep is eluding you, you are not alone. In fact, according to a poll conducted by YouGov, only 1 in 7 Americans wake up … Continue reading Having Trouble Sleeping? Maybe it’s Time to See Your Dentist

Teeth Grinding – Causes & Solutions

By: Dr. Elizabeth Eggert Teeth grinding is a common problem in both children and adults. It can take place in waking hours as well as while sleeping. Bruxism is a term we use to describe the habit of tooth clenching and/or grinding. Lots of us carry some stress in our jaw muscles, and it’s no … Continue reading Teeth Grinding – Causes & Solutions

Why Is Your Dentist Recommending a Splint or Night Guard?

By: Dr Elizabeth Eggert We’ve all experienced the way stress manifests itself in our bodies. Tension headaches are just one common example. But many of us hold stress in our jaws or relieve stress by grinding our teeth. We might not even know we’re doing so, leading to discomfort and pain down the road. Habitual … Continue reading Why Is Your Dentist Recommending a Splint or Night Guard?