Main Line Dental Group Blog

How BOTOX® Can Provide TMJ Relief

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, sometimes called TMJ Disorder or TMD, causes significant pain and can prevent the mouth from opening and closing properly. The temporomandibular joint is the most complex in the human body and is the most used. It shouldn’t be a surprise that millions of people every year develop TMJ problems. What causes TMD? […]

The Effect of Oral Health on Systemic Health

Taking proper care of your teeth and gums reduces your risk of systemic infections and other health issues directly and indirectly. Many research studies have established the link between good oral health and overall health over the years. Sadly, despite the importance of protecting your oral health, over 111 million individuals in the United States […]

How Stress Affects Your Teeth and Oral Health

Stress negatively impacts our lives in many ways. Some obvious signs of stress include headaches and depression, but stress can also affect your life in ways that are often missed until there is a problem. You may not know that stress can have a negative impact on your teeth and oral health. Learn how stress […]

The Pros and Cons of Getting Invisalign

You’ve decided it’s time to straighten your teeth. Or maybe you’ve received a recommendation from your dentist that your child should get orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. The question you have pertains to which kind of treatment is best. What are the advantages of getting Invisalign versus traditional braces? What are […]

Oral Cancer: The Silent Killer in the Mouth

Oral cancer can be deadly, but if caught early enough, it is highly treatable. Dentists are at the forefront of detecting oral cancer in its early stages. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 54,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in 2022. What is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer refers to any form […]

The Importance of TMJ as the Foundation of a Healthy Mouth

When you think about your mouth’s health, you probably think about your teeth and gums. Those are certainly important to good oral health. Still, you may be forgetting about one of the most essential elements of a healthy mouth – the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Most people do not think about this vital jaw joint until […]

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Mental Health

Until recently, most people did not see the link between physical and mental health until recently. Physicians and mental health professionals now see a crucial link between the two, with one affecting the other. There is also more awareness of the connection between oral health and mental health. The link goes both ways, with individuals […]

The Importance of Proper Bite for Dental Health

Most people think of dental health in terms of whether they have healthy teeth and gums. They assume if they do not have cavities or gum disease, there is no cause for concern. However, the state of their dental bite is often overlooked. Your “bite” is the way your teeth fit together. If your upper […]