Jaw Pain in Carlsbad? Suspect A Bite Problem?

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The topic of today’s post is malocclusion – literally – “bad bite”. Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but, fortunately, in most cases, the misalignment is so slight that it causes no issues. When you combine multiple teeth on two arches…


Dental Technology in Carlsbad: Can You Give Me Some Air?

Dental Technology in Carlsbad

How long have dentists been drilling teeth? Would you believe 9,000 years? In an ancient graveyard in Pakistan, archaeologists uncovered skulls containing teeth that had undergone drilling. The stone-age dentists removed decay using drills constructed of sharpened flint. Though advanced dentistry would not be possible without drilling, the whine of a dental drill can make…