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June 14, 2021

Prepare Yourself: What to Pack in a Dental Emergency Kit

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 8:31 am
Illustration of tooth and dental emergency kit

Picture this: you’re enjoying a perfect day, then it happens – you bite down on a popcorn kernel and crack your tooth! It’s easy to panic and let this problem take over, however those who are prepared can remain calm, save their tooth, and get the help they need. Dental emergencies are always surprising but having a dental emergency kit at the ready with all the necessary items you need will save your smile. So what do you need to put in your kit? Read on to learn the answer.

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April 23, 2021

Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Your Mouth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 8:25 am
Man with hand on his mouth due to knocked-out tooth

Knocked out teeth are nothing short of surprising. Whether it’s an injury during sports, or slipping and taking a fall, this dental emergency is actually more common than you may think. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out in children and adults each year. However, that doesn’t mean they’re all lost for good. So, how do you save a tooth? Is it safe to put it back in your mouth once it’s knocked out? Keep reading to learn the answers!

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January 21, 2021

Is Untreated TMJ Disorder Affecting Your Sleep? Find Out Here!

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 3:44 pm
Man with jaw pain due to TMD

If you’re one of the 40 million Americans who is affected by a sleep condition, or you have occasional issues with getting good rest, you may be all too familiar with how this issue can impact your quality of life. You’ve probably tried a variety of solutions, but did you know that many who suffer from sleep disorders also have problems with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? Read on to learn how TMJ disorder can influence your sleep and what you can do to get relief!

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December 19, 2020

Got Dental Anxiety? Here Are 5 Ways to Overcome It!

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 5:01 pm
Woman smiling while overcoming her dental anxiety in Bullard

Dental anxiety is a problem that affects millions of people—from incredibly mild cases to severe. It’s normal to be a little nervous going to the dentist, but it becomes a real issue if your anxiety is preventing you from getting the oral healthcare you need. Without seeing your dentist, you could be spending much more time and money on dental care in the future. Thankfully, you can read on to learn 5 ways to overcome your dental anxiety in Bullard!

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November 28, 2020

In-Network or Out-of-Network Dentistry—Which is Better?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 11:13 am
Man smiling while thinking about dental insurance

Choosing the best dentist for you may not be the easiest thing, but it helps to have the right knowledge before making a decision. For starters, you should understand the difference between choosing an in-network dentist versus a practice that’s out-of-network. Dental insurance can be downright confusing, which is why you can find an easy guide below to help you compare the two different types of dentists. Read on to see whether you should choose a dentist who is in or out of network!

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October 22, 2020

The 5 Amazing Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy for Adults

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 8:23 am
Woman smiling after oral myofunctional therapy in Tyler

Have you ever heard of myofunctional therapy? This type of therapy is successful in treating a variety of issues in patients of all ages. While it’s often used on children to help them grow, develop, and speak properly, myofunctional therapy can also provide adults with a variety of benefits. Read on to learn about the advantages of receiving oral myofunctional therapy in Tyler as an adult.

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August 21, 2020

Did You Know Your TMJ Disorder Can Cause Arthritis?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 2:33 pm

Woman experiencing jaw pain and arthritis and BullardIf you have TMJ disorder, you may experience symptoms like jaw clicking or soreness. However, these common signs are unfortunately only the beginning. If TMJ disorder isn’t treated, it can lead to various types of arthritis in the jaw, making it difficult for you to eat, speak, and smile as you normally would. Read on to learn more about TMJ disorder and how it can lead to arthritis in Bullard without proper treatment.

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June 16, 2020

The Surprising Cause of Your Sudden Jaw Pain

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 12:56 pm

Woman in pain who needs TMJ therapy in TylerAre you experiencing sudden jaw pain or soreness that you haven’t experienced before? This could be due to a number of reasons, however the current Coronavirus outbreak could be a factor. If you’ve transitioned to working from home during this uncertain time, you’re probably spending long hours staring at your computer—and you may not have your comfy office chair to help your posture. These problems are significant on their own, but they can also contribute to your jaw pain. Read on to learn about this surprising relationship and how an effective treatment called TMJ therapy in Tyler can help!

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May 26, 2020

Face Shields: A Key Part of Keeping You & Your Dentist Safe

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 10:25 am

Woman smiling in dental chair at dentist in BullardDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably doing all you can to stay healthy and lower your risk of exposure. This typically includes frequent sanitation, cleaning, and of course, social distancing. But what if you need to visit your dentist in Bullard during this uncertain time? Is it safe? Your dentist has taken many advanced safety precautions to keep themselves and their patients safe. One of these significant steps is a face shield! Keep reading to learn more about why face shields are becoming the new norm in dentistry.

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April 18, 2020

Is Quarantine Hurting Your Jaw?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 10:52 am

Man in blue shirt experiencing TMJ disorder in BullardIt seems like everyone is dealing with COVID-19 in their own way, however it’s safe to say that the virus has caused some heightened anxiety and stress in general. For good reason too, the Coronavirus is highly contagious, which leaves many worried about where they go and the things they touch. If you’ve been experiencing abnormal jaw pain during quarantine, it may be due to this added stress! Keep reading to learn more about this jaw pain and why it may be TMJ disorder in Bullard.

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