TMJ Discomfort

Common Treatments For TMJ Therapy

TMJ discomfort can be an unwelcome guest. From constant jaw pain to a snapping and clicking jaw, TMJ discomfort can put a wrench in your lifestyle. At Smiles of Memorial, Dr. Dernick and his team are committed to maintaining and improving your TMJ discomfort through TMJ Therapy.  What Causes TMJ Discomfort?  TMJ discomfort can appear in many different ways from …

Treating Periodontal or Gum Disease

If your gums become red, swollen, or start to bleed while brushing your teeth, you may have gum disease. Many patients assume these sensitive tooth symptoms are from decay; however, gum disease could be causing underlying oral health problems. If untreated, periodontal disease, also called gum disease, can cause an infection in your body and tooth loss. The best way …

sensitive teeth

How To Care For Sensitive Teeth

It’s a hot summer day and you take a big, delicious bite into a bowl of rocky road ice cream. Just as the chocolate and vanilla hit your tongue a sharp, painful stabbing pain fills your tooth. This situation is all too common for people with sensitive teeth. At Smiles of Memorial, we want to help you enjoy the hot …

Saliva

What’s Up With Saliva?

At times, saliva can seem like a liquidy nuisance making your mouth uncomfortably watery. Other times, saliva is nowhere to be found and your mouth feels like a desert in the middle of summer. So, what does saliva really do and how can it help your oral and overall health. Let’s take a deeper dive into the watery world of saliva. …