Link Between Sleep Apnea And TMJ Disorder?

Marielaina Perrone DDS Sleep Apnea

Have you ever experienced pain or clicking in your jaw? These symptoms are prevalent in a dental health disorder referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). On the flip side, if you are also experiencing sleepiness during daytime hours, difficulty concentrating during the day, partner experiencing loud snoring, mood changes, or abrupt awakenings during the…

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What Is Botox Cosmetic?

Cosmetic Dentistry Botox

What Is Botox Cosmetic? Botox cosmetic is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. If this toxin sounds familiar you may have heard that it can also cause a serious type of food poisoning called botulism. In medicine with controlled dosing, botox acts by weakening or paralyzing s specific muscle or muscles. They can…

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Botox For TMJ

Botox cosmetic has been used by plastic surgeons for years for cosmetic reasons. Dentists more recently have been using Botox for similar reasons but also as additional therapies. These therapies can now include therapy for Temperomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ). Botox can be used to treat tension in the jaws, headaches from bruxism (teeth grinding), and…

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Dental Urgent Care Las Vegas

Dental urgent care is not exactly like it is in medicine. There are not stand alone businesses just to handle a dental emergency. There are however, dental offices in Las Vegas and across America ready and able to handle your dental emergency. What types of issues are considered a dental emergency that you would need…

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Botox As A Pain Reliever?

Botox Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis. Infection with the bacterium causes the disease botulism. Living with long-lasting facial pain can be very hard for the sufferers and their loved ones. Often, (identification of a disease or problem, or its cause) and treatment of long-lasting pain can be hard…

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Wedding Day Smile

A wedding day is a memory that will last a lifetime. Our wedding photos will be shown to our family, friends, children, and even grandchildren. Shouldn’t your wedding smile be up to the task to ensure long lasting beautiful memories? A well trained cosmetic dentist can make major and even minor changes that can alter one’s smile…

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Dentistry And Botox

BOTOX or Botulinum toxin (BoNT-A), has been used for quite some time as a cosmetic tool in physicians and dentists offices. It can be utilized to make us look and feel younger. Did you know that botox has many other medical uses? It turns out that botox can be used to aid in therapy for many dental, facial pain disorders. It…

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Ready To Look Younger? Call Your Dentist First!

Cosmetic surgery is an extremely popular specialty of medicine that has been growing quite rapidly for decades. Youth is associated with vitality and beauty. For many of us, aging is not an easy thing to do and we seek out help to keep us looking and feeling younger and more vibrant. When seeking out cosmetic…

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A Healthy Smile For The New Year

The new year is fast approaching and it may be time to start thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions should be. These usually include losing weight, striving for a better job, or maybe even just being  a better friend or partner. Many people also set new goals for leading a healthier life going forward. So…

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How Stress Affects Your Dental Health

Stress is the body’s internal and external reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional response. Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous, or anxious. Too much stress is known to be bad for us but did you know that stress can also cause issues…

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