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Dental Emergencies During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

The team at Smile for Life Dental want to be here for you in cases of a dental emergency during this unprecedented and challenging time. While our office is currently closed for routine procedures and other elective dental care options, our dentists are on standby for dental emergencies and can treat patients who are suffering from concerns that require immediate… Continue Reading

In-Office BOTOX® Injections for TMJ Disorder and Facial Rejuvenation

Smile for Life Dental recently welcomed a skilled new dentist to our team, Dr. Gabrielle Chevance, who is extensively trained in administering BOTOX® injections and other injectable options. Dr. Chevance offers BOTOX® injections for the treatment of TMJ Disorder, as well as for patients who would like to reduce signs of facial aging and achieve a more youthful appearance. These… Continue Reading

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Easing TMJ Pain in 5 Important Steps

When the muscles, tendons and bones that make up your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are relaxed and in balance, your jaw opens and closes with ease. Daily activities such as speaking, biting, chewing, and laughing become possible, even enjoyable. For those suffering from TMJ disorder however, the pain and dysfunction experienced in the jaw joint and related muscles are nothing to… Continue Reading

Kick it to the Curb! TMJ Pain in Elgin.

Have you discovered your fingers massaging the tightness of your jaw? Are headaches a regular part of your life? TMJ leads many Elgin residents to select descriptive words like “locking” or “popping” when describing, not moves in hip-hop dancing, but occurrences encountered while chewing. Is this healthy? To understand your jaw better, undertake this brief experiment. While standing relaxed, note… Continue Reading

Treat TMJ and Eliminate Chronic Pain

“TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint. These intricate joints are crucial in proper muscle and bone function. Elgin TMJ treatment from the Smile For Life Dental office can restore function to the intricate joints that connect the jaw bone to the skull. The TMJ enables you to open and close your mouth, chew, speak and swallow. When the TMJ is misaligned,… Continue Reading