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Posts From October, 2012

TMJ Symptoms

When the muscles, nerves and ligaments of your teeth and jaws do not work harmoniously together, the resulting pain can be unbearable. The symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can intrude on your life, making it difficult to concentrate and focus on everyday tasks. TMJ can cause a host of uncomfortable and often painful symptoms, […]

Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign®

Like traditional braces, Invisalign provides important health benefits. Some of the benefits of Invisalign are as follows: During treatment: Invisalign aligners are removable. You must take the aligners out to brush and floss, which means dental hygiene can be just as easy and effective as before your orthodontic treatment. Of course, effective dental hygiene is […]

Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two basic types of sleep apnea. Both types are defined by pauses in breathing while you sleep. In some cases, a person may have a combination of both types, a condition called complex or mixed sleep apnea. The two types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive: This type of sleep apnea is the most […]

The First Dentists

In the Middle Ages, the people who provided general dentistry were farmers, blacksmiths, barbers and other professionals, but the dentist did not yet exist. Signs of dentistry existed even before that, as long ago as 7000 BC. Extractions were a significant part of early dental treatment. Tooth extractions were performed with a variety of tools […]

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Some of the complications of sleep apnea are immediate. Loud snoring, sleep interruption, and periods of breath cessation can result in daytime issues such as chronic sleepiness, frequent morning headaches, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, and general irritability. However, sleep apnea can have a number of long-term complications as well, making it important to seek treatment […]

Why Porcelain is Used for Veneers

Porcelain is a ceramic material that has been used for everything from plates to shower tiles, but why is it used for veneers? To understand this, you must first understand some things about porcelain itself. Porcelain is stain resistant, remarkably strong, and has a natural resistance to chemical erosion and thermal shock. Due to this, […]

Arlington Sedation Dentistry

If, for any reason, you are uncomfortable with the idea of seeing a dentist, sedation dentistry may be your best solution. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we offer a range of sedation options to address even the most severe dental phobias, allowing you to get the comprehensive dental care you deserve without any of the associated […]

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

No matter if your cosmetic flaws are minor or extensive, porcelain veneers are often the ideal solution. Placed over the front of your natural teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to correct cosmetic flaws including chips, cracks, tooth irregularities, and serious staining. Placed on one tooth or used to completely remake your smile, porcelain veneers […]

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