Oral Sleep Appliances can reduce clenching and teeth grinding by 40% according to current research. For patients who experience chronic orofacial pain, accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment. No two cases of TMJ are identical. Dr. Mark Sowell is a highly trained dentist with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the temporomandibular joint [ ] The post What are my treatment options for TMJ? appeared first on Sensational Smiles.
April is national Oral Cancer Awareness month and this year, Dr. Mark Sowell and our Plano, TX dental care team are raising awareness for this too often underdiagnosed disease. Oral cancer is a growing health concern in the United States. Continue reading
Bad breath may not seem like a big problem. And it may not be. If a good brushing and flossing rids your mouth of the smell, you are most likely experiencing normal halitosis. However, if the smell persists, it may Continue reading
The market is saturated with oral health products. From floss and denture products to oral pain relief and teeth whitening kits, every product has countless varieties offered by hundreds of manufacturers. It can be difficult to navigate what dental hygiene Continue reading
Plano, TX Dentist Dr. Mark Sowell emphasizes the importance of striving to keep your natural teeth healthy for as long as possible to enjoy the best quality of life. Modern advances in both materials and technology in the dental field Continue reading
Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the most frequently diagnosed systemic diseases for both children and adults. There are a wide range of factors affecting the surge in diabetes, including increased added sugar in the modern American diet, the prevalence Continue reading
April of each year marks Oral Cancer Awareness month as sponsored by various health organizations and the American Dental Association (ADA) in an effort to shed a brighter light on this often deadly disease affecting thousands each year. Oral Cancer remains one of the deadliest cancers statistically because it is frequently diagnosed in the late stages of development. At this point, many patients are faced with less than a 50% survival rate. Dr. Mark Sowell provides an oral cancer screening during your routine visits to our Plano, TX dentist office. This quick, painless exam lasts about two minutes, but could add years to your life if an oral cancer is spotted in the early stage when treatment is often successful. Many patients do not even realize that they are being screened for the signs of oral cancer as Dr. Sowell performs a routine examination of the teeth, gums and neck area during their hygiene visits. Common Signs of Oral Cancer Although many signs of oral cancer easily go unn