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Gummy Smile

What are Gummy Smiles? A gummy smile is when too much of the gumline shows when a person is smiling. The medical term for a gummy smile is “excessive gingival display.” The ideal smile shows approximately 2 millimeters (mm) of the gumline. A smile is considered a “gummy” when more than 3 to 4 mm of the gum is seen when smiling. Gummy smile before and after photos (such as the ones used throughout this … Read more

Botox® Therapy for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding

Your Local Dentist Can Help With TMJ Treatment Most people know Botox® can reduce wrinkles. However, Botox® has applications beyond cosmetic enhancements. For example, it can reduce excessive sweating. Another application is relieving the pain associated with bruxism (the medical term for grinding teeth) and disorders related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD, also known as Temporomandibular Disorder, is the technical term for TMJ Syndrome. The TMJ is a sliding joint connecting the jawbone and … Read more

STOP DENTAL JAW PAIN

Keeping the Temporomandibular Joint Safe Let Dr. Mark Phillipe Help You Protect Your TMD The temporomandibular joint, otherwise called TMJ, is a vital part of our health and wellness. If anything happens to this seemingly inconsequential area, you would have difficulty swallowing, chewing and talking, as dental jaw pain can cause great discomfort. This is why it is important to keep the temporomandibular jaw in the best shape possible. Dr. Phillipe of Lakefront Family Dentistry … Read more

UNDERSTANDING TMJ TREATMENT

What is TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)? TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, is a condition that can cause moderate to severe discomfort in the muscles and joints present in the jaw. It is a common diagnosis among individuals that have an overbite or underbite due to the issues with proper alignment of the jaw. Without the correct TMJ treatment, this disorder can become very painful and can interfere with the daily lives of those … Read more