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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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March 22, 2020

How Your Body Fights COVID-19 & Why Your Tongue Tie Matters

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 3:53 pm

Woman with tongue tie in Texas smilingDuring the spread of COVID-19, those with preexisting medical issues that make them more susceptible should be incredibly safe. The key to protecting yourself and your loved ones is social distancing. This limits your contact with others, preventing the spread of COVID-19. For those with respiratory issues, Coronavirus is especially a risk because COVID-19 infects the lungs, causing potentially life-threatening infection. If you have tongue tie in Texas and the respiratory issues that come with it, it’s important that you’re aware of how the Coronavirus can affect your condition. Keep reading to learn more about how tongue tie affects breathing as well as its relationship with COVID-19.

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March 20, 2020

Myofunctional Therapy: A Tongue-Saving Treatment

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 1:51 pm

Close up of woman sticking out tongueIf you’re affected by tongue tie in Texas, then you know how limiting this problem can be. Normal day to day things like eating, speaking, and laughing become difficult, and you may experience symptoms of soreness and discomfort. Thankfully, your dentist offers myofunctional therapy—a way to retrain your tongue and get back its function. Plus, this form of therapy can also help out with other issues that may have occurred because of your tongue tie. Keep reading to learn more about myofunctional therapy and how it can help!

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January 28, 2020

Are You an Anxious Person? It Could Be Impacting Your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmorgan @ 9:03 am

stressed person sitting on a couch with their hands on their forehead

Anxiety, stress, and worry impact practically everybody at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, these emotional states don’t just affect your mental health. They can also manifest into bad habits that can heavily harm the health of your teeth and gums. According to the American Sleep Association, bruxism is a nightly teeth grinding and clenching condition that impacts about 20 percent of adults in America. A common cause for this issue is stress. Read on to learn how your dentist in Bullard can help protect your oral health from the effects of anxiety.

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December 11, 2019

Dentist Discusses the Effects of Clenching and Grinding and What You Can Do

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Nightguard on a black backgroundIn addition to the stress of modern life, there are many factors that contribute to nighttime clenching and grinding (also called bruxism). Whether it’s caused by too much caffeine, bite alignment issues, sleep apnea, or alcohol consumption, this behavior affects your oral health and quality of life in multiple ways. It’s also quite common, affecting nearly 1 in 10 people. If you suspect that you clench or grind your teeth at night, you may not be able to stop the behavior. But you can protect your teeth and jaws from potential damage! Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of clenching and grinding and how a dentist in Bullard can help you avoid them.

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November 20, 2019

Choose the Right Dentist During Open Enrollment

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woman at dentistBelieve it or not, it’s time for open enrollment again. Whether you’ve recently obtained dental insurance or you’re ready for a change, you’re in the market for a new dentist to care for your smile. There are many excellent dental offices in the area, but which is the best one? Here are 5 simple tips to help you find the right dentist in Tyler.
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October 21, 2019

Are There Long-Term Effects of Untreated Tongue Tie?

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Looking at baby’s smileYou’ve probably heard the phrase tongue tie, as a reference to misspeaking or mispronouncing words. However, tongue tie is an actual medical condition that causes the tongue to not move as it should. The lingual frenulum is a piece of tissue attaching the tongue to the mouth, and it usually separates before birth. However, in cases of tongue tie, this separation doesn’t occur. This problem is harmless if treated early, but if prolonged, it can lead to serious long-term effects. Keep reading to learn about the importance of treating tongue tie and what can happen if it’s ignored.

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October 12, 2019

Three Tips to Know When Maximizing Your Dental Insurance

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An older man speaking with a dental employee.If you haven’t used your dental insurance lately, you might not realize that your dental benefits are about to reset in the new year. That means any benefits you didn’t use in the current year won’t carry over, in this case into 2020. Now is the time to maximize the benefits you do have before they go away or change, as many dental plans will update their policies in the new year as well. Below, you’ll find a series of tips to help you before the next year arrives, so you’ll never be asking yourself “How should I use my dental insurance in Bullard?”

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September 12, 2019

Find Out if a Tongue Tie While Breastfeeding Can Cause Malnutrition in Children

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a woman breastfeeding her childTongue ties are a common occurrence in babies. When the tissue below their tongue is too restricted, unfortunately, it can be problematic when it comes to breastfeeding, resulting in a host of problems. If you’ve noticed your baby isn’t gaining weight as they should, and you’re asking, “can tongue tie cause malnutrition in children,” read on to find out just how impactful this connective tissue can be on your child’s ability to grow and develop at a healthy rate.

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July 20, 2019

Is Having a Tongue Tie Common?

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:25 pm

Young girl smilingDoes your little one have a tongue tie? This condition can lead to other health issues if left untreated, which is why it’s important to see a dentist if you or a loved one is affected. If prolonged, a tongue tie can lead to health issues that could affect your child for the rest of their life. This problem is much more prevalent than you may think it is! Keep reading to learn how common having a tongue tie is, what may cause it, and what your dentist in Bullard can do to help.

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