4 Common Causes of Gum Recession — And What To Do About Them

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Recession, or receding gums, is something I talk about quite often with my patients. In fact, we check for receding gums by taking gum line measurements at every dentist visit. Why are these measurements important? Because, besides attractively showcasing your teeth, your gums also protect your teeth and underlying bone from bacteria and abrasive food…

Treatment For Stress-Induced Jaw Pain

Treatment For Stress Induced Jaw Pain In Knoxville

Everyday stress can cause some people to clench their jaws or grind their teeth in response. This can lead to a painful condition known as TMD, which is treatable at Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville. Daily commuting, work problems, or an overpacked schedule are some persistent causes. TMD is shorthand for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. It…

Hiccups In Your Dental Routine

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In this post from Jim Erpenbach DDS in Knoxville TN, we look at dental health routines, and what happens when they’re interrupted. The most common times people stop to brush their teeth are morning and night – either before or after breakfast, after dinner, or at bedtime. Common concerns that come with this routine involve…