Toothache Cures “Back in the Day”

If you have a toothache, you aren’t alone. People have been getting toothaches since the dawn of teeth. And that has been a while. If your physician in ancient times thought you had a tooth worm causing your pain, he might try to remove it. The problem was, no one really knew what a tooth worm looked like and it... read more »

Dealing With Gum Disease

Around half of the adults in the United States have gum disease. However, you may not even know you have it since in its earliest stages, gum disease can be painless. However, as the disease progresses, you may notice that your gums have turned from pink to red, and have started to swell or feel tender. Your gums may bleed... read more »

What Is the Purpose of a Temporomandibular Joint?

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of a temporomandibular joint is? A temporomandibular joint, also called a TMJ, is the joint in your jawbone that is responsible for healthy eating, chewing, and moving your jaw up and down. Without your TMJ, chewing food would be much more difficult. If your TMJs become damaged, they must be properly cared for.... read more »