Here's a word you might never have heard before - Stomatology. It's a medical discipline involving the study of the mouth and its disorders. Stomatology is actually an evolution of the words "Dentistry" or "Odontology" and is called oral medicine in some countries. Stomatology is usually centered around nonsurgical management of oral-systemic diseases, oral mucosal lesions, and other conditions in... read more »VIEW POST
According to The American Dental Association, everyone should be flossing at least once a day and brushing twice, yet people often neglect this part of their daily oral hygiene routine. If you are one of them, think about it this way; would you only brush your top teeth and ignore your bottom teeth? Flossing is what we do to get... read more »VIEW POST
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when you meet. A nice smile helps you connect with others, and even releases hormones to elevate your mood. However, when your smile is not one that you feel confident about, you likely won't feel like smiling, and instead, you may unconsciously avoid it or even cover your... read more »VIEW POST
Having good oral health is a catalyst for having an enjoyable life. Some people don't realize the impact that oral health can have. But it's a pretty big deal. If you're a regular around here, then you probably know by now that gum disease impacts your overall health. Gum disease is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disease,... read more »VIEW POST
If you have ever had something stuck in your teeth or gums, you know how annoying or painful it can be (plus it doesn't look so great). There are specific ways you should go about removing stuck food particles so that you don't hurt your teeth and gums in the process. Food particles can get stuck when you're enjoying that... read more »VIEW POST
Constantly having to figure out a "new" normal, which really has no semblance of normal, has given 'being busy' a whole new meaning. And while people are dealing with plenty of differences in their lives, one would think with a world-wide pandemic, you'd have an excess of leisurely time. That, however, does not seem to be the case. Between figuring... read more »VIEW POST
Staying healthy is a top priority for everyone now. And yet, many people are doing the one thing that is likely to land them a trip to the ER — putting off seeing your dentist. At Exceptional Dentistry in Palmdale, CA, Dr. Powell and our experienced team understand that people are hesitant to step outside their comfort zones right now... read more »VIEW POST
Did you know that tonsils can be problematic? Particularly for breathing in early childhood, which is why many doctors recommend that the child have them removed. These two oval-shaped lymph nodes hanging out at the back of the throat work as a defense mechanism to prevent oral infections. They are supposed to disappear for adults. However, for those who carry... read more »VIEW POST
Healthy teeth can last a lifetime. And you can keep your teeth healthy with two basic things: mindful daily oral hygiene home-care and visiting the dentist regularly to avoid needing a root canal. But sometimes, due to negligence or even occasionally genetics, a tooth gets damaged from decay. It's when that decay has gotten so deep that it can't be... read more »VIEW POST
Speaking, chewing and laughing with an open mouth all happen thanks to your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Since they are a part of an intricate system, when there is an imbalance, there are a variety of symptoms that can range from mild to extreme. These joints are actually one of the most complicated joints you have in your body because of... read more »VIEW POST
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