The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study of New Zealand (DMHDS) is “an ongoing, longitudinal study of the health, development and well-being of a general sample of New Zealanders.” Beginning at birth with babies born between 1972 and 1973, the DMHDS has assessed the general... Read More
Do you struggle with chronic ear pain? It could be linked to TMJ. While not a primary symptom, ear pain is far from uncommon in people who suffer from TMJ. When this is the case, treating the underlying condition is the most effective way to reduce symptoms and help ensure lasting comfort.
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Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of teeth to correct cosmetic and functional imperfections including:
Severe tooth discoloration
Uneven tooth size
Irregular tooth shapes
Chips and cracks
If you are experiencing one or more of these issues, porcelain veneers may... Read More
Sedation dentistry allows patients who struggle with discomforts – both physical and emotional – related to dental visits to receive comprehensive treatments without fear, anxiety, or pain. Good candidates for sedation dentistry are men and women who suffer from myriad conditions including:
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TMJ can produce a number of symptoms that seem to be completely unrelated to the jaw. Nonetheless, symptoms like headaches, pressure in the eyes and ears, and generalized facial pain at least seem to make sense when TMJ is identified as the culprit. There are, however, a range of more unusual... Read More
In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Louisville and Henan University of Science and Technology, the link between gum disease and esophageal cancer was confirmed. Specifically, Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium behind gum disease, was found in 61% of the tissue... Read More
Dental plaque is a biofilm that forms naturally on the teeth. Within this biofilm are bacteria that feed on food particles and sugars in the mouth. The byproduct of this bacterial feeding frenzy are acids that erode tooth enamel and cause cavities. By removing plaque through brushing and flossing,... Read More
As we’ve discussed on our blog before, there is no discernable difference between the damage done to teeth by sugar-free and sugar-filled sodas. New research now suggests the same is true of sparkling water and other carbonated beverages – even when they don’t contain flavors or sugar.
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Fluorosis is a cosmetic imperfection caused by the consumption of too much fluoride as permanent teeth are developing. Producing a mottled or ribboned appearance underneath the enamel, fluorosis may actually become accentuated by topical teeth whiteners – even the professional options offered by... Read More
Mouthwash with astringent ingredients such as alcohol and witch hazel can loosen the bonding that holds porcelain veneers in place. This makes it important that you choose your mouthwash carefully after having this particular dental restoration placed. If you are concerned about which mouthwashes... Read More
Disclaimer: The information throughout this general and cosmetic dentistry website is not intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided by Dr. John Schmid is intended to provide general information regarding cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, TMJ treatment, general dentistry, and more for residents of Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and throughout Texas. This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us today for a personal consultation. Read our ADA compliance statement.