TMJ Disorder and Fibromyalgia Connected by Riverside Dentist

of Riverside Dental Group will explain more about the two conditions.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The ability to close and open your mouth is provided by your temporomandibular joints. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is usually suspected when patients present with pain and stiffness in those joints of the jaw. Jaw injuries, stress, and teeth grinding can all contribute to TMD. Among the efforts to make TMD pain less palpable are physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and customized mouthguards from your dentist which can be worn at night. (more…)

Are You A Soda Lover? Take this Quiz to See How Your Teeth are Affected

at Oasis Family Dental challenge you to a quiz on soda and your teeth.

Questions

Q1. True of false – Approximately 48% of Americans drink soda every single day.

Q2. True or false – Sugar-free soda is just as bad as regular soda.

Q3. True or false – In the 1950s, soda cans were the same size as they are today. (more…)

Study Highlights Parents Role in Children’s Dental Fears

Connecting Fear with Dental Visits

Naturally, children fear unknown things. There are moments from the earliest parts of childhood where doctor’s offices can be unpleasant. Vaccinations would be one example. Once a child learns to have a fear response to appointments, anxiety can fester and grow to a point that seems almost unbearable. As parents, we feel our children’s fear and pain, but a new study confirms that we must be careful not to transmit our own fears onto our children. Scientists at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid studied an association between the levels of fear in parents and their , noting that father’s have a particular influence on phobias.

Fathers, Especially, Can Set the Tone

The study was published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Researchers collected data on 183 children in the Autonomous Community of Madrid,  between the ages of 7 and 12.  The fear levels between children and parents were interlinked with fathers being identified as the key factor in the equation. Fathers tend to have a mediating variable, and were noted to set the tone in families regarding fear of the dentist. Children tended to look to their fathers as their role model for emotional reactions.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Riverside Dentists

As a parent, you have the power to set the tone for your children when it comes their feelings about going to the dentist. Help them feel positive by projecting excitement over how great they’ll feel with a healthy smile. To make an appointment at our 92504 dentist office, call (951) 689-5031. We welcome patients of all ages from Riverside and surrounding areas.

Selecting the Right Dentist for Your Family in Moreno Valley

We cannot overstate the importance of locating a family dentist you can trust to provide excellent dental care. Both you and your family members place a great deal of confidence in a family dentist’s ability to provide accurate diagnoses, thorough treatment, and compassionate preventive care. Finding the right dentist requires some research and knowing what to look for in a practice. Your Moreno Valley dentists offer some factors you should consider when choosing a family dentist.

What are My Family’s Unique Dental Care Needs?

First, you need to consider who in your family looks to you to arrange for their dental care. If you have children, or if you and your spouse have considered having children in the near future, you will want to select a pediatric dentist who specializes in treating children and who has an office that features kid-friendly amenities like a playroom, chair side DVD players, or a prize chest. (more…)