Pinhole Technique a Less Painful Treatment for Receding Gums

As we age, many health issues can arise – especially in our mouths. Periodontal disease, lost teeth and receding gums are just a few oral health issues that many people face as they get older. Worse yet, these conditions can be both painful and dangerous to your long-term oral and overall health. Treatment of these conditions can be painful as well – especially the treatment of receding gums. That is, until now. Dr. Garcia offers a much more comfortable way to treat receding gums than traditional gum-grafting methods. It’s called the pinhole method, and it’s revolutionizing the way we treat …

What Is TMJ Dysfunction?

If you’ve ever experienced stiffness or soreness in the jaw, you probably know just how painful and disruptive it can be. After all, the jaw is one of the most used parts of our body. From chewing to speaking to even sometimes breathing, the jaw gets put through its paces every single day. When it’s not feeling right, it can affect far more than just the jaw. Jaw pain can make it difficult to do the things we normally do, like talking and eating. But while some occasional jaw pain may not be a big deal, there are times when …

Is it Time to Upgrade?

There are few things in life as good as the feeling of upgrading. Whether it’s your seat on a flight, a sleeker, faster car, or the newest iPhone, upgrading makes us feel like VIPs. After all, who doesn’t want the best? The same principle applies to our oral health, too. Why sport dated fillings, bland bridges and old crowns. Why not upgrade your dentistry, too? What Is Upgrade Dentistry? Upgrade dentistry is done in conjunction with full-mouth rehabilitation. Upgrade dentistry upgrades the prosthetic dentistry elements in your mouth to make them look better, feel better, or both. Crowns One of …

Is CBD Oil an Effective Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction?

It seems like you can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing about a product called CBD that purportedly has the power to ease pain and calm the senses. Some even say that CBD oil may help relieve the pain and tension of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is a condition in which the lower jaw becomes misaligned with the temporomandibular joint, causing a long list of painful symptoms including jaw stiffness, jaw pain, teeth grinding, tinnitus, headaches, neck and back pain, poor posture and more. It can even cause damage to the teeth. Unfortunately, there is no …

At-Home Botox Is a Dangerous Idea

Botox: It’s the revolutionary injectable drug that has changed the “face” of aging forever. Derived from botulinum toxins, the drug was found to almost stop time by freezing the muscles of the face, eliminating wrinkles and fine lines in the process. Though not the fountain of youth, the cosmetic injectable can stave off signs of aging for around six months per injection. But for some, the cost of that injection may be prohibitive. Usually costing around several hundred dollars per treatment depending on the area to be treated, Botox is not for everyone, but a rash of new cases of …