Dental Risks of Oral Piercings

Oral and Tooth Piercings Body piercing has been around for centuries, it is clear that it is not a fading trend. Oral piercing refers to the piercing of soft tissue in the oral cavity. This includes the tongue, cheeks, lips, frenum and surrounding tissues. A tooth piercing is the preparation of a tooth similar to a filling procedure and attachment of a diamond or gem. If you are thinking about…

Posted by Harmony Dental Care, June 18, 2018

Could Your Headaches Be Due To Your TMJ?

Do You Experience Frequent Jaw Pain Or Headaches? Are you or a loved one suffering from jaw pain or headaches? Tension in the neck and shoulders? All of these symptoms could be related to the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. When there are chronic issues with the joint and surrounding tissues, it is called TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder. What is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? The TMJ is located on either…

Posted by Harmony Dental Care, May 22, 2018

What Are Amalgam Or Silver Fillings?

Silver fillings were once the most common type of filling material used in dentistry. Silver fillings are also referred to as amalgam fillings. Since the introduction of the tooth-coloured filling materials, the use of amalgams has dramatically decreased. Many people still have silver fillings and have questions about their safety. What are silver fillings? Silver fillings contain a mixture of metals (alloy), including silver, mercury, tin, and copper. The alloy…

Posted by Harmony Dental Care, April 24, 2018