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Preventing Pain: Practical Advice for Avoiding Dental Emergencies

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 3:45 pm
Patient holding their jaw due to dental emergencies

Even for normally healthy smiles, sometimes dental emergencies can’t be avoided. Falls and other accidents are unpredictable, after all. However, there are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of experiencing a dental crisis. If you’re curious to know the best ways to keep your smile happy and emergency-free, continue reading. In the world of dentistry, prevention is the key!


Do You Have Sleep Apnea? You Might Want to Adjust Your Thermostat

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:02 pm
Man trying to sleep with sleep apnea

Have you ever stood in front of your thermostat and debated what to set it at to sleep? As it turns out, this thought process can be complicated further if you have sleep apnea. Research suggests that the temperature of the room may have a significant effect on the disorder.

If you want to learn more about how your environment affects your ability to rest with sleep apnea, continue reading.


Terrible Tension: Gum Chewing and TMD

November 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 3:39 pm
X-ray image of a skull with the temporomandibular joint glowing yellow

Have you noticed that your jaw feels particularly stiff and achy when you wake up, or do you notice a clicking sound when you open your mouth? If so, you may have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Unfortunately, if you’re a habitual gum-chewer, this could be the culprit behind your condition. Keep reading to learn more about why it happens, and how your dentist can help resolve the issue!


Time for Relief: How Long Until TMJ Treatment Takes Effect?

September 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 12:39 pm
A woman rubbing her jaw due to TMD

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can be a painful and frustrating condition to manage, affecting millions of people. With symptoms ranging from headaches, jaw pain and stiffness, and earaches, it’s no wonder that so many seek relief—and fast.

Continue reading to learn more about TMD, various treatment options for it, and how long you can expect treatment to take.


The Surprising Impact of Recliner Sleeping on Sleep Apnea

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 8:22 pm
A man resting in a recliner to help his sleep apnea

Have you ever fallen asleep in a chair while watching TV? Chances are it wasn’t on purpose, but science says that this might be helpful for those who struggle with a sleep disorder. In fact, it may present an optimal setup for sufferers of sleep apnea. The disorder is one of the most common conditions in the United States with an estimated 18 million people affected annually.

But how can sleeping in a recliner offer any benefit other than a way to crash while watching Netflix? Read on to discover more about sleep apnea and how recliners can help.


Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding a Permanent Procedure?

July 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:13 pm
Woman standing in office and smiling

Once the cosmetic dental bonding process is complete, you may be surprised at just how much of a difference it makes. Even minor improvements can help you feel much better about your appearance and help you make a stronger impression on others. But will the results be permanent? Here’s what you need to know when it comes to just how long you can expect this cosmetic dentistry treatment to last.


Will Your Dental Insurance Cover an Emergency Visit?

June 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 4:48 pm
Patient with toothache, talking to dentist

The pain and uncertainty associated with a sudden oral health problem can send your stress levels through the roof. Your anxiety might be furthered heightened if you are worried about the cost of care. Will your dental insurance cover an emergency visit? How much might you have to pay out of pocket? What if you cannot afford treatment? This blog post provides valuable information.


How Can Exercise Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 6:37 pm
Overweight woman holding dumbbells and exercising

It is well-known that exercise has tremendous benefits. It is great for cardiovascular health, can support mental performance, provides wonderful opportunities for socialization, and more. It can also help you sleep better. How can exercise reduce sleep apnea symptoms? Read on below to find out.


How Does Your Dentist Color Match Your Crown?

February 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 7:10 pm
patient being measured against a shade guide

Dental crowns are a remarkably versatile treatment. Not only will they be able to repair your tooth after a cavity or root canal, but they can even help cover up certain aesthetic issues.

Have you ever wondered how these dental crowns are made? If you’re getting one soon, it could be helpful to know what will go into crafting your it. In particular, matching the color of your crown to the rest of your teeth requires a lot of care and meticulous planning on the part of your dentist.

For the curious, here’s how your dentist goes about color-matching your dental crown.


When Should I Whiten My Teeth Before a Special Event?

January 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mymmaine @ 7:43 pm
a person smiling while attending a wedding

If you’ve got an upcoming wedding, graduation, or any other type of special event on the horizon, you might be thinking about how to look your absolute best for it. One thing on your mind might be your smile; after all, it’s often the first feature that people notice about you! And one way to ensure that your pearly whites catch the attention of everyone is by seeking teeth whitening treatment before your event. But when is the best time to whiten prior to a special gathering? Keep reading to learn more!

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