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Why Do I Keep Biting My Cheeks?
added on: September 1, 2023

We’ve all experienced that familiar and uncomfortable sensation of a sudden sharp pain when you accidentally bite down on the inside of your cheek. It’s an annoyance we often dismiss as a mere accident, but if you find yourself frequently biting your cheeks, there might be more to it than… Read More…


How Can Dentists Alleviate Migraines and Headaches
added on: August 28, 2023

Even though dentists are primarily associated with oral health, there’s a lesser-known aspect of dentistry – its role in treating migraines and headaches. Some dentists’ expertise can extend beyond the realm of teeth and gums and into other systemic health concerns such as the connection between migraines, headaches, and dental… Read More…


What Should I Do About My Nighttime Teeth Grinding?
added on: May 24, 2022

You wake up at least a few times a week with soreness in your jaw and a dull ache in your head. Are you dehydrated? Did you bite down too hard on something? Did you sleep in an awkward position? While all of these things are entirely possible, did you… Read More…


Why Do I Grind My Teeth?
added on: March 25, 2019

Did you ever wake up in the morning and notice that your face and jaw are sore? Do you get up in the mornings with unexplainable headaches?  Our dental office in El Paso wants to know if you’ve ever considered that your pain and discomfort could be caused by teeth… Read More…


“What’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 7, 2017

During your appointments at our El Paso dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your… Read More…


“Why Do I Bite My Lip All The Time?”
added on: February 22, 2017

Whether it’s your lip, your cheeks, or your tongue, biting the tissues in and around your mouth is a troublesome habit for many. Mostly brought on by stress or as a nervous habit, cheek or lip biting can be hard to break. At our dental office in El Paso, we’d… Read More…


What’s It Mean if Your Jaw Gets Locked?
added on: September 20, 2016

The feeling of a jaw that won’t close or open and seems as if it’s stuck is one of the worst feelings someone can experience. It’s terrifying, it’s painful, and it’s random. But what exactly causes it? The team at my El Paso dental office is here to hopefully ease… Read More…

Posted In: TMJ Treatment

Suffer From Migraines? See Your El Paso Dentist.
added on: June 20, 2016
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June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and as anyone who has ever suffered a migraine can tell you, they aren’t fun. While it may seem weird to get a message about migraines from my El Paso dental office, trust us, you’ve come to the right place. What is a… Read More…

Posted In: TMJ Treatment

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Feb9

February 9th is Toothache Day

February 9th is Toothache Day February 9th might seem like just another day in the midst of winter, but it’s also a special day for your dentist in El Paso. It’s Toothache Day. While most people would prefer to celebrate love and romance during the month of February, acknowledging the... Read More...

Jan11

Should You Be Scared of a Root Canal?

So you’ve been told that you need a root canal and you’re feeling nervous and perhaps a little bit scared. The truth is that the fear surrounding this dental procedure is outdated, with many people associating it with intense pain and discomfort. However, your dentist in El Paso wants you... Read More...