Oral Hygiene Success: TMJ Disorder Prevention and Treatments

Are you experiencing any pain or soreness within your jaw? If so, you may be suffering from chronic jaw and facial pain in relation to a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders, occur due to conditions within your jaw joints that have been damaged. To help protect your smile against the risks of TMJ disorders, it... read more »

Dental Restorations: Treating Sleep Apnea

Due to several health risks that can often arise due to sleep apnea, it is important that is treated immediately after it is found. Although sleep apnea is often commonly associated with snoring, not all people who snore are suffering from the condition. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing patterns are obstructed or interrupted in some way. There are two main... read more »

Achievements in Dentistry: Sedation Dentistry

Are you familiar with the different types of sedatives that are available for your oral health care procedure needs? Everything from a mild relaxant up to a deep level of sedation can be administered to allow for your oral health care procedures to take place as needed. To test your knowledge of sedation dentistry, take the quiz below: Question 1:... read more »

TMJ Can Be Treated

If you suffer from sore TMJ’s, then we have exciting news for you! Our dentists, Dr. Jack Smalley and Dr. Dawn Glover with Jack O. Smalley, DDS in Farmington, New Mexico, understand the pain this joint can bring into your life. That is why this information has been provided for you on why TMJ should be treated. TMJ, also known... read more »

Your Next Toothbrush

The time has come to part with your beloved toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush about every three to four months. Our dentist and team are here to give you tips for picking your next toothbrush. The Head of Your Toothbrush Your toothbrush’s head should be small so that it easily reaches all areas of... read more »

A Fluoride Treatment Can Help with Cavity Prevention

A truly effective oral hygiene routine relies on consistently brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss between your teeth and along the gumline at least once each day. This will help to remove bacterial matter and food particles from your mouth before they can contribute to problems with gum disease and tooth decay.... read more »

A Sensitive Tooth with a Dental Crown Needs a Dentist’s Attention

A dental crown relies on an anchoring abutment to found it in place. They are typically married to the dental post with a very strong dental grade adhesive. Yet there are times when an accidental blow to the mouth or oral health complications can weaken the once strong bond. This can cause a loose feeling with the dental crown or... read more »

Appropriate Post-Op Care Can Boost Your Recovery After Wisdom Tooth Removal

After having your wisdom teeth removed, you will need to take some time to recover, and it’s important that you show the extraction sites proper care during this time. Follow any instructions provided by our dentists during your visit. To give you an idea of what to expect, we have provided some general instructions for optimal recovery following wisdom tooth... read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Tooth Hazard Prevention

  Never assume your smile is safe simply because you're doing routines that you've done for your entire life. Even if you continue to eat the same foods and drinks and they have never caused you any problems, it doesn't mean that your teeth are still safe. Your teeth will wear down over time, and they may be at a... read more »

Why You Should Avoid These Poor Dental Habits

Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, but these practices may not be enough to prevent tooth decay if you have a lot of poor dental habits. We offer four reasons why you should avoid these poor dental habits. High Sugar Intake Cavities often develop when you chew gum, eat too much candy, drink a lot of soda... read more »