Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding, called bruxism, can damage your teeth, cause face and jaw pain and headaches.  Side effects of teeth grinding include tooth loss, jaw pain, TMJ and facial changes.  Over time grinding your teeth can cause you to need crowns or dental implants. Causes of grinding vary and can include […]

SENSITIVE TEETH

Temperature extremes shouldn’t be painful to your teeth. If you wince when sipping or eating hot or cold food , then you probably have “sensitive teeth”.  Sensitivity to temperature can have many causes. Cavities Tooth grinding Worn enamel Exposed roots Chipped or cracked teeth If your teeth are causing you pain, call your dentist today to […]

TMD and Neuromuscular Dentistry

If jaw joints don’t work together a cycle of pain results. TMD stands for temporomandibular dysfunction. This refers to problems with the muscles and joints that join the mandible bone of the jaw to the temporal bone at the base of the skull. Symptoms of TMD include headaches, worn teeth, painful muscles in the face, […]

Headaches

HEADACHES – ASK YOUR DENTIST   Dr. Grimshaw can help treat your headaches.  Improper occlusion (bite) may play a significant role in certain types of headaches.  The muscles of the temple area of the forehead play an important part in the posturing and closing of the jaw.  If your occlusion is not right, it can […]

TMD/TMJ and Neuomuscular Dentistry

What is TMJ? When jaw joints don’t work together a cycle of pain, muscle spasms and jaw joint problems result.  The letters “TMD” stand for temporomandibular dysfunction. This refers to problems with the muscles and joints that join the mandible bone of the jaw to the temporal bone at the base of the skull. Symptoms […]

Are you dentally in the proper biting position?

The general consensus among comprehensive dentists is that a majority of the population is not in their proper biting position. When  people are not in a biting position that is muscularly comfortable position headaches, jaw pain, TMJ, and backaches follow. Think of your head being a bowling ball. It doesn’t weigh that much when it is balanced on […]

What is Oral Health?

What Is Oral Health, Anyway? A healthy mouth has pink firm gums, the tongue is pink and not coated, and the teeth are clean and have minimal or no plaque deposits. A healthy mouth smells clean and fresh and is free from gum diseases and other disorders – including oral cancer. Isn’t that what everybody […]

HEADACHES? TELL YOUR DENTIST

Do you have headaches the occur with regularity or have persisted for a long period of time; maybe it’s time to discuss them with Dr. Mandy Grimshaw. Improper occlusion (bite) may play a significant role in certain types of headaches.  The muscles of the temple area of the forehead play an important part in the […]

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dr Mandy Kuhn Grimshaw just completed “Advanced Principles in the Neuromuscular Practice” at the LVI Institute.  Neuromuscular Dentistry focuses on the entire oral system – teeth, gums, jaw joints, nerves, jawbone and associated muscles make up the oral system.  Neuromuscular Dentistry can help with TMJ, headaches, teeth grinding and other painful symptoms from disharmony of the […]