TMJ Disorder Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, works like a hinge to connect the mandible (lower jaw) to the temporal bone of the skull. Muscles around the joint cause it to open and close, allowing people to talk and chew food. Problems affecting the TMJ are called temporomandibular disorders (TMD) or TMJ disorders. Patients that […]

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Gum Disease Treatments

Everyone stresses about cavities, and we understand that completely, but you should also pay attention to the health and condition of your gums. Gum health is essential to optimal dental health, and many people neglect to think of the soft tissues in their mouth, focusing almost entirely on the teeth themselves. It's for that reason […]

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Seniors: Common Dental Conditions and Treatments

Senior citizens face unique dental health challenges, but our modern treatments can successfully treat a wide range of concerns. When you meet with a Livingston cosmetic dentist at The Silverstrom Group, you’ll receive warm, patient-centered care. Drs. David and Gary Silverstrom offer years of experience and technologically advanced treatments for our senior patients. Common Dental […]

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How Cavities Form

It all starts with tooth decay, which results from bacteria that turns into plaque over time. Before you or your child know it, a cavity will form from this process! Plaque will eat away at tooth enamel, the protective layer on the outside of the tooth, and it may also affect dentin, the main portion […]

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