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September 12, 2017

What is TMJ?

Woman in pain holding compress to faceIf you’ve never heard of TMJ, TMJ dysfunction, or TMD, you’re not alone. However, in order to provide diagnosis for patients suffering from this oral health conditions, patients need to be informed about the warning signs and risk factors associated with this oral health condition. TMD occurs when the small temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connecting the jaw and skull bone are damaged. TMJ dysfunction is a difficult condition to pin down. A dentist’s best bet when it comes to making an accurate diagnosis, is for a patient to understand and monitor changes in jaw function that indicate they may suffer from TMD and contact their dentist to receive an evaluation. Keep reading to find out more about some of the warnings signs and risk factors associated with TMJ dysfunction.

February 25, 2016

Your Whiting Family Dentist has Tips for Children’s Smiles

Filed under: General Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: , , — dr_berquist @ 3:20 pm

family dentistDo you remember the name of your very first dentist? It should be easy to remember. You called them Mommy and Daddy. Now that you’re a parent, you need to make sure your children’s smiles get off to a healthy start. Drs. Berquist may be the professional Whiting family dentist your children see, but in truth you are the first “dentist” they depend on for good oral health care. With this in mind, we’d like to offer you a few tips on how you can make sure those adorable faces have healthy smiles.

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