With the arrival of November, all of us at Spring Creek Dental would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May the spirit of gratitude make your Thanksgiving a beautiful and bountiful celebration!
Please don’t feed the meter. Just in time for the Holidays, the city of Hudson, WI will be allowing 2 hours of complimentary parking downtown from November 23rd until the first of the year.
A little planning goes a long way…For all our patients looking to schedule before the end of the year: Please note that Spring Creek Dental will be closed November 22-23 in observance of Thanksgiving as well as December 24th, 25th, and 31st.
Teeth as white as snow? The arrival of the Holidays means the return of 20% discounts on all teeth whitening products and services. We are extending the discount to also include all Oral B toothbrushes and well as prescription strength Fluoride toothpastes through the end of December.
Spring Creek Dental is once again a designated Toy Drop Site for The Marine Toys for Tots Program. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy from now until December 19th to give a less fortunate child a chance to share in the magic of the holidays.
With the all the stress of the Holiday season it comes as no suprise that November is TMJ awareness month. If normal, everyday activities like chewing or speaking become painful you may be experiencing the painful effects of TMJ disorder, an excruciating ailment that affects millions of Americans, especially women between the ages of 20 and 40. TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is often overlooked during medical exams and could even be misdiagnosed. At Spring Creek Dental, we can help you identify and treat the cause of your pain rather than just the symptoms.
TMD is not to be taken lightly. Any dysfunction of the TMJ joint could produce the following painful symptoms:
A locking jaw, making it difficult to open and close the mouth
Tenderness and pain in the jaw
Pain in or around your ears
Migraines and tension headaches
Neck and shoulder pain or stiffness
There are often multiple causes of TMD, including:
Stress or injury
A misaligned bite
Arthritis or degenerative bone defects
Poor posture (For example: Holding your head forward all day while staring at the computer)
If you have been experiencing some or all of these symptoms and still haven’t found a permanent solution, do not despair! Here are five self-care steps (recommended by TMJ specialists) you can try at home to prevent and relieve the symptoms of TMJ disorder:
Avoid overworking the jaw joint by eating hard foods or chewing gum.
Try gently massaging the muscles to release tension.
Implement a mild daily exercise routine.
Learn stress-reducing techniques.
If you are in front of a computer all day, maintain good posture by taking short breaks to rest your arms and loosen up your back and neck muscles.