Tinnitus and TMJ Disorder

Did you know that the ringing in your ear is actually a condition known as tinnitus? Tinnitus is not limited to just a ringing noise—in fact, tinnitus can also include buzzing, chirping, hissing, whistling, or virtually any unusual sound. For some, tinnitus can seem like a minor annoyance. Unfortunately, for others, tinnitus can be a… Read more »

Invisalign® Can Enhance Your Smile

Have you ever been curious about Invisalign® but not sure if it was right for you and your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thanks to the medical advances in dentistry, our team here at in , , now offers Invisalign to give you the proper oral alignment in the most discreet way possible…. Read more »

Causes and Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

Pain in the muscles and tissues that connect your lower jaw to your skull can be a symptom of a number of disorders called temporomandibular joint disorders, more commonly known as TMJ pain. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge on either side of your jaw, where it connects to the head. When the muscles and… Read more »

You Might Be Able to Treat or Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms with a Mandibular Advancement Device

Sleep apnea is a condition affecting the soft palate and other parts of the upper respiratory system, resulting in issues with snoring and breathing interruption when you sleep. There are several different treatment options to consider, but a professional diagnosis is needed to identify the most effective one. The most effective treatment method for your… Read more »

What’s Your TMJ IQ?

At Dental Arts of Frederick, Dr. Kevin Oakes and our team are happy to help our patients in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas with excellent oral care to help you build a healthy smile. Today we would like to answer some common questions regarding TMJ. So, let’s begin! What is TMJ? The joint which connects your jaw… Read more »

Causes and Treatments for Swollen Gums

When you worry about potential dental problems, do you immediately think about things that could be wrong with your teeth? While you should try to protect your teeth, do you ever worry about the health of your gums? For instance, you’ve probably heard about gum disease—but did you know that there could be several other… Read more »

The Facts About Bruxism

Are you frequently waking up to sore jaw or to headaches? Do you suffer with sensitive teeth and earaches throughout the day? Sadly, these could all be symptoms of bruxism, which is also commonly known as teeth grinding. This can be a serious problem that should be addressed by a professional as quickly as possible…. Read more »

Do you Have Sensitive Teeth? We Can Help!

What is tooth sensitivity? To put it simply, tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that can range from mild to severe. Many people feel this discomfort every day even during mundane tasks such as eating and drinking. But, is there anything you can do to combat this issue? Read on to find… Read more »

How Implants Can Help Your Smile

Are you self-conscious about one or more missing teeth? Are you tired of wearing uncomfortable dentures? Do you feel uncomfortable about removing healthy tooth structure to have a dental bridge placed? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, dental implants in , , may be a good choice for your smile. Dental implants… Read more »

Helping Patients With Special Needs

Here at , we work with patients with all kinds of backgrounds. We also work to accommodate those who have special needs and require special care. This includes helping those with illness get the dental care they need, and those born with congenital anomalies receive restorations. While many people who come in for restorations and… Read more »