Dental Treatment for TMJ Relief

Are you looking for TMJ treatment in Idaho Falls? TMJ, or Temporomandibular joint, disorders can cause pain and misalignment in your jaw joint and muscles.  Some people experience this as a clicking in the jaw when the mouth is opened and possibly a “scraping” sensation.  Other sensations may be jaw stiffness, locking jaw, and headaches.…

Teeth Whitening for a Happy Smile

Are you looking for teeth whitening in Idaho Falls? Food, drink, tobacco use, age, trauma to the mouth, and medication can cause your teeth to become less white.  Some may lose self esteem and confidence in their teeth and smiles. So, teeth whitening is a viable option for many. There is a lot of talk…

What are Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal posts that are positioned into the jawbone surgically beneath the gums. These implants allow your dentist to put replacement teeth onto them. Let’s learn how they work and the two types of implants available. How Do Dental Implants Work Dental implants are surgically fused to your jawbone so they provide support…

woman having tooth pain when she chews

Do You Experience Sharp Pain When You Chew

Are you experiencing a sharp pain when you chew or bite down? The dentists at Eagle Rock Dental Care would like to help you understand what you may be experiencing and what you can do about it. Cracked Tooth Syndrome Small painful cracks in teeth are known as Cracked Tooth Syndrome. Cracks you can see…

What is a Dental Crown

A dental crown is a “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover it. This is used to restore its shape, size, and strength as well as its appearance. Crowns encase the entire tooth above the gum line. Let’s talk about why a crown is needed and what types are available. What Are Dental…

a tooth with a crack in it to show that it is not craze lines

What Are Craze Lines

Are you wondering what those vertical lines in the front of your teeth are? Those are almost certainly what are called Craze Lines. Craze Lines Vertical lines in the front of your teeth are called Craze Lines. Over years and years of use of our teeth, they develop small vertical cracks in your enamel (the…

pregnant woman speaking with her dentist about pregnancy gingivitis

Do Your Gums Hurt During Pregnancy

Gingivitis during pregnancy is a common occurrence and can be treated during pregnancy with good oral hygiene. Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by a bacterial growth on your teeth that results in the buildup of plaque and may cause pain and bleeding through inflammation and swelling. We also recommend that women who are pregnant should have a periodontal…

dentist checking your annual dental x-rays

How Often Should You Have Dental X-Rays

How often you receive dental x-rays is very dependent on your medical history, dental history, and current condition. Some people receive x-rays every six months. For others with no recent dental or gum disease, they may receive x-rays every 5-7 years. That would be the full Panorex x-ray. The Panorex x-ray provides a full view of…

A mother and daughter brushing their teeth before the dentist

When To Take Your Child To The Dentist

At Eagle Rock Dental Care we think the best age is about 3 years old to start seeing the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Some dentists may recommend an earlier age for your child’s first dental visit, but we have found that 3 years old is just right. If you are worried about the…