An Explanation of TMJ

TMJ is an acronym used to explain a generalized temporomandibular joint disorder. Essentially, this is a condition that causes problems within the hinge between the upper and lower jaw. Problems found within the jaw hinge itself, the attached muscular structure, connective tissue, and the surrounding bones are grouped together as symptoms of TMJ. When a [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | October 5, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Bruxism

Gum Disease Turns Into Periodontal Disease – Here’s How to Prevent It

While taking care of our teeth is of utmost importance, it’s also important to recognize the role that the gums play in maintaining a brilliant smile. The gums serve as a barrier of soft tissue in which the roots of the teeth are embedded. The gums are also closely fused to underlying bone in order [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | September 27, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

Dental Implants – Around Since 600 AD!

Adults experience tooth loss when they have neglected their teeth and gums or practiced unhealthy lifestyle. Bad oral hygiene significantly increases your chances of decay or damaging gum disease. While diets high in sugar can eventually lead to tooth decay, other factors increase the risk of developing gum diseases such as genetics, smoking, and lack [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | September 17, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental implants

Eating Your Way to Good Oral Health

Consumption of sugary sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks are all currently at an all-time high. These foods and beverages generally have little if any nutritional value and over time they can take a toll on your teeth. Eating habits and food choices among our nation’s youth are important factors that affect how adolescents [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | September 10, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health | Wellness

Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

Are you getting a tooth pulled? Here is some information that can help you prepare for tooth removal. X-rays of the area are taken by your dentist or specialist to form a plan on the best way to remove the tooth. A panoramic X-ray may be taken if you are having wisdom teeth removed. This [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | September 7, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Postoperative Care

The Secret of Super Strong, Healthy Teeth and the Cavemen

These days we consider brushing twice a day, flossing, visiting the dentist regularly, and perhaps even orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry to be the key ingredients to a perfect oral hygiene routine. Right? Well, not quite. Studies have found that our teeth are much less healthy than our ancestors. Alan Cooper, the director of the Australian [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | August 24, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

Sinus Lift Bone Graft – Preparing for Your Surgery

Sinus Lift Bone Graft is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw where your molars and premolars are located. It’s sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is inserted between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are found on either side of your nose. The sinus membrane has to be “lifted” upwards [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | August 20, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Bone Grafting

Missing a Tooth, You Need to Replace It

Replacing a missing tooth has physiological and oral health benefits. With a missing tooth, bone underneath the jaw will start not to work as it should, causing strain and affecting your appearance. Here’s what can happen if you do not replace a missing tooth: You can eventually damage your joint with multiple missing teeth and [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | August 9, 2018 | Comments: 0 | 3D Dentures | Dental implants

United States of Oral Health Concerns

18 years ago the Surgeon General issued a report describing how important oral health is to our overall health. The report showed that oral health is related to chronic conditions like diabetes and can influence child learning and employment outcomes. Since the statement was made public, oral health has been improving among children in the [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 23, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health

How to Use and Properly Care for Your Toothbrush

If you’re reading this article, then you most likely know how a toothbrush works. However, have you ever asked yourself if you truly know how to use a toothbrush properly? Here are the majority ruled recommendations on how to use and care for a toothbrush. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice [Read More...]
By Dr. Mauricio Hervas | July 18, 2018 | Comments: 0 | Dental Health