Friday, February 3, 2017


Orthodontics for a Dazzling Smile
Looking for a gorgeous smile? While cosmetic dentistry can help with some aspects, orthodontics can help align a crooked smile. Braces and other options are available to move teeth into position for a smile you'll want to show off to everyone. Cobleskill dentist Dr. Dennis Moren offers orthodontic services such as braces, night guards, and TMJ treatment.

Traditional metal braces are the standard orthodontic procedure for those looking to align teeth. They are very effective, but not necessarily the most attractive option. For a better look, ceramic braces are available. They are clear or tooth-colored, so they're virtually invisible.

TMJ Treatment
If you have trouble chewing or opening and closing your mouth, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. Teeth grinding or stress can cause TMJ. The problem can cause inflammation and pain. Treatment may include hot and cold packs and pain relievers. Night guards may also be used. Read on for more information about night guards.

Night Guards
Night guards work well for teeth grinding. Teeth grinding often occurs at night without you knowing. It can crack teeth, damage enamel and cause pain in the gums and jaw. Night guards are similar to mouth guards worn by athletes. If night guards are too uncomfortable for you, stress reduction exercises and jaw training can help eliminate teeth grinding.

Help Your Teeth Look Their Best
Braces and other orthodontics can keep your teeth straight and healthy. Discuss the various options with a qualified dentist. Contact Cobleskill dentist Dr. Dennis Moren at (518) 234-4365.