TMJ and How We Treat It

Did you know that TMJ afflicts 95% of people to varying degrees? TMJ is quite a common condition. However, if left untreated, it can become very debilitating.  This blog will highlight what TMJ is, the different symptoms to look out for and how we help patients treat TMJ-related pain and other issues. Did You Know:Dr …

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Gum Disease

Critical Information for Oral Health GUM DISEASE 1. What is Gum Disease? Gum Disease is a group of diseases that affect the gum and the bone surrounding our teeth.  There are two types of gum disease. The first is GINGIVITIS, which only affects the gums. Gingivitis presents as swollen and bleeding gums when brushed or flossed. There …

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Remembering Morgan with Ridgeback Rehab

Pets are comforting companions. They encourage us to remain healthy and act as great stress relievers. Animals are endearing creatures; and often their company is what prevents intense loneliness for some. They’re loving and protective playmates for kids, and trusted guards in any sign of danger or vulnerability. So, it’s not hard to understand why …

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The History and Progression of Modern Orthodontics

A History of Modern Orthodontics Written By : Dr Petra Van Der Merwe The first variation of modern braces was created by Christophe-Francois Delabarre in 1819. This system required wrapping wire around each individual tooth because bonding techniques weren’t strong enough to fasten wire to the front of teeth temporarily. Braces continued to change fundamentally …

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