Hundreds of people in our community suffer from chronic facial pain such as headaches, earaches and jaw pain. A likely culprit to these aches and pains may be related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
The TMJ is a joint located on each side of the head right in front of the ears. The joints are made up of bones, discs, muscles and ligaments. The TMJ acts like a door’s hinge, opening and closing the mouth as well as lets the lower jaw move side to side and front to back.
While a dentist would need to perform an examination to officially diagnose TMJ disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that can indicate a TMJ disorder:
There are multiple factors that lead to TMJ disorder. Arthritis, jaw dislocation or injuries and a misaligned bite for example.
Dr. Kile can perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you have a TMJ disorder and how Darby Dental Smiles can help. Watch Dr. Kile explain what she is looking for during a TMJ exam.
Feel free to Connect with Us if you have any further questions about TMJ, or schedule your consultation today to take a step towards a TMJ pain-free future.
As a healthcare professional that is dedicated to ensuring our patients overall health and wellness is a top priority, Dr. Kile wants you to know a few things about e-cigarettes:
Our team is trained and committed to explain the dangers of vaping to our patients when evidence of vaping is found during an examination, especially in young adults and teens.
If you are a smoker or vapor, stay on top of your oral health by scheduling regular dental checkups. Schedule your next appointment today!
If you wish to quit smoking or vaping there are many resources available.
Through cosmetic and restorative treatments, Dr. Kile provides an innovative solution that is fast, affordable, effective and discreet.
The Six Month Smiles program is designed to straighten your teeth at a fraction of time compared to traditional braces. Due to a much shorter treatment plan, Six Month Smiles is generally less expensive. Through latest digital technology coupled with an experienced orthodontic professional like Dr. Kile, this method has proven to be both reliable and safe. And even better, they come in invisible aligners or clear braces, making them nearly invisible.
So what can you expect?
Upon our initial consultation we will thoroughly exam your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate and if Six Month Smiles will be suitable for your needs.
After the placement of your aligners or braces you will need to come in for adjustments. Depending on your individual case, you may receive 3-7 adjustments over the next few months. On average, braces are removed and you can show off your new smile in 6 months.
Click here to schedule your Six Month Smiles consultation or if you have any additional questions, contact us at (937) 834-2252.
I am so excited to tell you about a way to transform your smile which is much quicker and much less invasive than traditional methods. By using a patented and innovative new procedure called Provance compositive veneers, we’re able to help our patient in just a couple hours undergo a complete smile transformation, and they’re even able to avoid the dental drill.
The secret is the Provance System which uses additive composite in heated injection molds to add composite or filling materials on top of your natural teeth to create teeth with the ideal shape, ideal shade, and often even able to fix bite issues that have caused wear and chipping on teeth in the first place. The result is a beautiful and long-lasting solution for cosmetic dentistry.
The surprising thing… cosmetic dentistry done this way is roughly 1/2 the price of traditional veneers while still getting the benefits of beauty, long-lasting, and no pain involved.
Naturally there are pros and cons to every option, but we’re proud to offer this service to our patients, and we’ve been able to use it to change many of our patients smiles. Please check out a Before and After picture of an actual patient of ours that has undergone a smile transformation with us using the Provance system.
To know if you're a candidate for Provence direct composite veneers, we need to start with a healthy substructure of the tooth. If you have healthy teeth but maybe you don't love the shade, the shape of the tooth, or maybe you have spacing between your teeth that you're just not happy with. Once I talk with my patients about the possibilities and we do a mock-up to see what is possible, they tell me, “I never knew that that was something that could be done with my teeth no one's ever told me before that I could have these spaces closed or that I could have more of an ideal shape to my tooth”.
For me I am so excited to be able to do that for them because they just light up once they see their new smile.
If you have any questions about the Provance System and how it may work for you, Contact Our Team Today!
What does dentistry have to do with airway and jaw development? Over the past few year’s we’ve been learning that there is a huge correlation between the jaw development and the development of the airway. We’ve been looking at things differently during our patient’s examinations. Things that we are looking for in our exams especially with children is how their jaw is developing. We want to look for spacing between all of their baby teeth. We want to see that they are able to breath through their nose well, and also make sure their tongue is not tied down to the floor of the mouth which is called a "tongue tie."
If we see a child that the arch of their mouth isn't broad or we see that there's no spacing between their teeth or even worse there is crowding in between the teeth, we are looking for the reasons why. So the first thing we want to do is look at the nasal breathing. Is the child able to breathe through their nose? If they can’t, it becomes a cascade of effects in their growth, development, and overall health.
We then have to ask ourselves why they can’t breath normally through their nose. Do they have an allergy to something? If so, we need to find out what so we can take care of that because if they can't breathe through their nose the tongue is never going to go to the right position. Try this at home, pinch your nose and put the tongue up on the roof of your mouth and then try and breathe. It's impossible, you can't do it. The tongue resting on the roof of the mouth is the body's natural expander. It's a strong muscle and presses out and presses forward. When it does that it grows the jaw. It actually makes the spacing in between our teeth and that's what we want. By doing that, we actually have a larger airway and can breathe better.
We're looking for nasal breathing, we're looking for the tongue to be mobile, and to be able to go up to the roof of the mouth. Things that you can look for at home are to look for spaces in between your child's teeth. We want to see spaces between them when they still have their baby teeth. See if they breathe through their nose. Take note when they are sitting, reading, or playing if you notice that their mouth is always open. If so, that's not normal, we want their lips to be closed. Also if they have a hard time saying certain words and they've been going to speech for a long time and they're not making any progress, it could be their tongue tie. I've had children that couldn't even eat ice cream cones because they couldn't stick their tongue out far enough, of course, they are going to have problems with their speech, but what can be much worse is the health problems that could potentially happen from these issues included stunted growth.
If your child is having any of those issues and you want us to take a look, we would love to see them for a comprehensive exam. We believe in preventative-based healthcare, and we work with a team of multidisciplinary doctors that can help get your child on an overall path to health and wellness.
Jason worked with the Champaign County Historical Society to research the history of the structure discovering it started out as a private residence, but after that it had many incarnations. It served as the Prince Hall Grand Lodge for black free masons around 1923, served as a nursing home, was used by Ohio Eastern Star, was used as a temporary county court house after the Champaign County court house burned down, served again as a nursing home, and served as an architect’s office who also rented out space to other businesses. Then in 2017, the Kiles purchased the property.
The Kiles wanted to maintain as much of the original structure as possible while also configuring the space to accommodate a dental practice that afforded privacy and comfort to their patents. Therefore, Jason traveled to Texas several times to attend training to learn how to design a dental office within an existing historical structure. They were able to maintain the original trim, doors, transom windows, fireplace, and tile-work in the bathrooms. They used many local businesses to perform the restoration work. They also did extensive landscaping to spruce up the curb appeal. To be ADA complaint, they installed a wheelchair lift instead of a wheelchair ramp.
We are honored to receive the CCPA Home & Garden Tour Preservationist of the Year award last night! It was a great pleasure` restoring one of our community's oldest buildings and turning it into our new dental home. #UrbanaDentalSmiles
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