Grinding Teeth? Here's What You Should Know

Grinding Teeth? Here’s What You Should Know

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is an extremely common but unhealthy habit. It is most common during sleep, but it may also happen when concentrating hard, lifting heavy objects, or even driving. You may not know that you are grinding, or you may know but feel unable to stop. Here is what you should know about this often painful, tooth-damaging habit. …

Do You Have TMJ? 8 Symptoms Not to Ignore

Do You Have TMJ? 8 Symptoms Not to Ignore

Temporomandibular joint disease, or TMJ, is a complex condition that often worsens over time. Typically caused by the misalignment of the teeth, TMJ can erode the joint capsule between the skull and the jawbone. It is tricky to diagnose, and some people suffer for years. Once it is properly recognized, though, TMJ responds well to treatment. Here are 8 symptoms you …

6 Foods and Drinks That Are Notorious for Tooth Discoloration

6 Foods and Drinks That Are Notorious for Tooth Discoloration

Careful oral hygiene and professional dental cleanings are essential to keeping your smile bright. However, some foods and drinks are notorious for tooth discoloration, no matter how scrupulously you care for your smile. Here are six of the top tooth staining items. Although they are packed with antioxidants, dark berries are among the worst offenders when it comes to staining …

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

At Imperial Dental Associates, we know that traditional metal braces were long considered the treatment of choice for straightening teeth, and they are still a popular solution today. Increasingly, though, patients are asking us about Invisalign, known as the “clear alternative to braces.” Both braces and Invisalign can treat most orthodontic issues, and in most cases, we will leave the …

5 Foods and Drinks That Are Notorious for Tooth Discoloration

3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

A bright white smile signifies youth, vitality, and health. Yet teeth naturally darken over time. Genetics, overall health, medications, and even dietary choices can affect the color of your teeth, but most people can achieve a brilliant white smile only through teeth whitening. Here are 3 options for whitening your teeth. Over the counter teeth whitening solutions include toothpastes, gels, …

Top 10 Invisalign Questions & Answers

Top 10 Invisalign Questions & Answers

Invisalign is a very popular orthodontic treatment your dentist or orthodontist may recommend to improve alignment. If you haven’t met someone who’s had Invisalign, you may have questions. Here are the answers to 10 common questions about Invisalign. Invisalign is a brand of clear, orthodontic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into better alignment. Most people prefer Invisalign aligners to …