Virginia beach Cosmetic and Neuromuscular Dentistry Blog - Dr. Michael Folck

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Keep Your Teeth for Life



Believe it or not: there are approximately 25% of Americans over age 65 who have no teeth, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keeping your teeth is part of leading a healthy life and neglecting any oral health issues can lead to bigger, more significant health concerns.

Healthy Teeth for Life
Many times, caring for your teeth and practicing good oral hygiene means you are protecting your overall health and well-being. Of course, there are times when dental crowns and dentures are needed.  However, the best way to prevent gum disease and keep your teeth healthy is to:

1.               Attend your dental cleanings twice annually
2.               Floss daily
3.               Brush for approximately 2 minutes twice daily
4.               Rinse out your mouth with an anti-microbial mouthwash
5.               Chew sugar-free gum after meals or snacking

Invest some time and energy into keeping your mouth sparkling and healthy. When you do the right things - prevention wise - you are sure to be on the road to keeping your natural adult teeth for life.

Find out how our Norfolk cosmetic dentist can support you in your excellent oral care. Please contact Dr. Michael Folck, DDS today. Or, call (877) 206-3444 to schedule a preliminary consultation.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ending Your TMJ Suffering

If you are one of the 20% of adults who have Temporomandibular Joint pain or a Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), then you know how unpleasant grinding your teeth or gnashing them while you sleep is. Look no further because help is here at our Norfolk cosmetic dentistry office.

TMJ Treatment

If you have any TMD/TMJ pain, it comes from an imbalance in how your jaw and skull work with the muscles associated with the jaw and your nervous system itself. This disharmony can result in a variety of symptoms, which include:
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Bite changes
  • Teeth crowding
  • Worn or ground down teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Persistent headaches
Our Norfolk cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Folck, DDS offers a number of treatment options for your TMJ/TMD discomfort. There are appropriate medications, physical therapy options, and even custom mouth guards which will cure your pain and discomfort. Our caring dental team will listen to you and guide you to the right treatment plan.

If you live in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, VA are and would like to learn more about healing, please contact our experienced dentist, Dr. Michael Folck, DDS today to set up an appointment. Or, call (877) 206-3444 for a preliminary consultation.

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