Mini Dental Implants

Did you know that dentistry has evolved tremendously in recent years?  The improvement of dental procedures most rewarding for dental patients is a new system of making loose dentures tight again called mini-dental implants. Dentists in the past have had problems with their patients who have, because of age or disease, suffered bone loss making […]

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 […]

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax during dental procedures.  It is sometimes called “Sleep Dentistry“.  It is appropriate for people with real fear or anxiety about going to the dentist. Nitrous Oxide – also referred to as “laughing gas” helps you relax as you breathe in the gas through a small mask. NuCalm […]

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, […]

Sleep Apnea – Exercise Capacity

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is associated with impaired exercise capacity.  This is also an indication of increased cardiovascular risk.  Results from a new study shows predicted peak oxygen uptake was significantly lower in people with moderate to severe sleep apnea.  This new study compared people with and without Sleep Apnea and it showed that people with […]

SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT

SLEEP WITHOUT SNORING! HATE YOUR CPAP?  WE CAN HELP. Dr. Grimshaw can do a custom oral appliance that can treat your Sleep Apnea and help alleviate the symptoms of Sleep Apnea.  During sleep your throat tissue become relaxed causing them to fall towards your throat. This creates crowding by the tongue and soft palate, resulting […]

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 […]

A Smile is the Greatest Asset to Memorable First Impression

 When it comes to making a positive first impression at work or in personal relationships, nothing comes close to the impact of an attractive smile, according to a new survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Forty-eight percent of Americans believe that a smile is the most memorable […]

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 […]