Neuromuscular Dentistry Eliminates TMJ

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There are three different factors which determine your bite: teeth, muscles and joints. Neuromuscular dentistry uses modern technology to assess the function -or dysfunction- of the jaw by evaluating all of these and creating the optimum bite for your jaw structure while creating your new beautiful smile.

If you suffer from headaches, ear congestion, dizziness, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, jaw clenching or teeth grinding, jaw joint pain, and even nervousness or insomnia this treatment can pinpoint the source. In evaluating your teeth, and the muscles and joints of your jaw, you can alleviate TMJ disorders and in the process, get the smile you have always dreamed of.

There are various types of muscles located in the face and neck that hold your jaw, control the movement of your jaw, and allow you to chew and swallow; all of which is done subconsciously. If your bite is off, your body automatically strains the muscles of your jaw, working the muscles extra hard. This is why the temporomandibular joints become over stressed and TMJ occurs. The goal of Dream Smile Dental is to find and restore your jaw to its natural, optimal position. TMJ disorders are eliminated by restoring your jaw to that position where the muscles, teeth and joints are in balance.   This takes the pressure off of your joints and overstrained muscles, eliminates jaw or teeth clenching, and allows for your muscles to act naturally, and with no effort, make your jaw function properly.


Teeth Whitening can Enhance Your Smile and Change Your Life

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Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile and is generally elective rather than necessary. Cosmetic dentistry provides many options for people who are interested in improving their smile, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and talked about of those procedures.

At Newton Prosthodontics we have our own special spin on teeth whitening: dental bleaching, which expedites the process and gets teeth whiter and gets you your dream smile that much faster. Dr. Johnson jump starts the process with an in-house visit and then continues with an at home component.

As we age our teeth often become darker because of the changes to their mineral structure. But our teeth also become stained because of bacterial pigments, food and tobacco as well as certain antibiotics. There are many different ways to whiten teeth: bleaching strips, pens, gel, and lasers, and most are traditionally done at home.
 
At Newton Prosthodontics, our patients come in for a deep dental bleaching session in order to jump start the process. Our patients then go home with prepared dental bleaching “trays” to supplement the process and do touch-ups in the privacy of their own homes. A whiter smile is a beautiful and confident smile and a confident smile changes how you present yourself and how others perceive you.
 
Contact us to schedule your teeth whitening appointment today, and see how dental bleaching can change your smile and your life.

Wear Proper Shoes for Your Exercise Program

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... By Karli Taylor

What’s the one piece of workout gear you can’t live without? Your ipod? A good water bottle? A matching track suit? Think again- the single most important piece of equipment to virtually any kind of exercise program -- running, aerobics, hiking, tennis, basketball -- is the right pair of shoes. A good pair of shoes can make or break your workout, so how do you pick the right pair?

The biggest mistake people make when they start an exercise program is just reaching into the closet and pulling out an old pair of sneakers, or going to the store and buying a new pair based on looks alone.

First, be sure you are looking for the right sneakers for the right activity. And yes, it does matter. A shoe made for running is very different from a shoe made for basketball or tennis, in a number of ways. Think about the way you move when you run – always forward right? Now think about tennis, or basketball or even soccer- you move sideways just as often as you move forward. This small detail changes the placement of extra support when a shoe is designed.

Those examples may seem obvious, but even walking shoes are different than running shoes. Runners land more on their forefoot when they strike the ground, while walkers have a heavier heel strike. Something this simple changes where extra padding is built into a shoe. If you are a walker who sometimes adds jogging or running to the mix, go with the runner as you need the extra padding more for the higher impact involved in the running motion.

What if you aren’t heavily into running, walking, tennis, or any one particular sport? What if you go to the gym occasionally, maybe play tennis with a co-worker once in a while, or shoot hoops on the weekend with the kids? For you, a cross-trainer might be the best choice.

Next step is to make sure the shoe truly fits. I know it seems obvious, but many of us have been walking around in shoes that are either too tight or way too big for most of our lives. Take the extra few minutes to get both of your feet measured the next time you buy shoes. It won’t take long, and the right fit will make a huge difference.

Regardless of what type of shoe you end up with, dedicate those shoes to working out only. By using your workout shoes as your everyday shoes, you will break them down much faster and the benefit you have gained form choosing the right shoe will soon be lost.

Keep in mind that even if you dedicate your shoes to a specific purpose, they will need to be replaced eventually. Most experts recommend that runners replace their shoes every 300-500 miles. If you don’t run enough to have a mile count, base the life of your shoes on the frequency with which you work out. If you’re exercising on a casual basis, you can make your shoes last a year, but if you’re working out at least 5 days each week, six months is pretty much your limit.


Enjoy the Convenience of Today’s Gas Grills

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Nothing says warm weather better than sitting around in the yard grilling up a hamburger or delicious steak on an outdoor gas grill. Gas grills, fueled with either propane or natural gas, have become the grill of choice not only because of their convenience, but because they are efficient. Today’s gas grills are even more convenient and user friendly than in days past. With side burners, automatic ignition, infrared burners and other amenities, grilling on gas is better than ever.

Among those who love to grill food there is a great deal of utility in gas grills. But gas grills are also great for the novice or weekend griller. They heat up extremely quickly, and there are no messy coals to deal with. Better yet, the temperature is so easy to control, just turn the knob for a high or low flame. Because they are so easy to light, you can light the grill when you are ready to begin grilling, rather than waiting until it heats up.  This makes it much easier to make the decision to have a healthy grilled meal for dinner.

Enjoy the convenience of a new, updated gas grill. If you’re cooking for the family, or if you love to entertain with friends and neighbors in the backyard, with modern gas grills, you can use your grill to sear meat, use it as an oven, or a slow roaster, and cook any food you’d like. At West Sport we assemble, service and deliver every grill we sell.


Metal Roofs Add Value and Protection to Your Home

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Your home is your most valuable possession. Protect it with a long lasting, durable metal roof from SB Roofing. Standing seam metal roofs have a more modern look.  They are available in steel or aluminum, and a variety of thicknesses.  Metal roofs are a great investment, and you'll save money in the long run.  A metal roof can last a lifetime, whereas materials like asphalt require reroofing every 10 to 20 years.

The average life of a non-metal roof is 17 years. A metal roofing system offers durability, lasting 2 to 3 times longer than many other roof types. Chances are good that a metal roof will be your last roof. And they are available in a wide range of styles and colors.

Regardless of the roofing style, color or finish you have on your home now, there's a metal roofing style to match. Metal roofing in both light and dark colors reflects heat effectively to reduce cooling needs during the Virginia summer and they insulate homes better during the winter. This can help to lower your energy bills. They are made to meet the dimensions of your home and are installed with unexposed fasteners, so you don't have to worry about penetrations that could cause leaks.