Entries by Michael J. Tupta, DDS

10 Tips for Reducing the Symptoms of TMJ  

If temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) is recognized early on, individuals can find relief with some at-home remedies. 1. Start Eating a Soft Diet Implement a soft food diet and stick with it for about a week. Foods included in this diet are soups, scrambled eggs, applesauce, mashed potatoes, well-cooked vegetables, pancakes, breads, yogurt, cottage cheese, […]

Are Dental X-Rays Safe?

If you’ve been going to your dentist in Charleston on a regular basis, you know that x-rays are frequently part of your visit. X-rays help your Charleston dentist to detect and diagnose dental health problems. They also factor in what kinds of treatment your dentist can provide. However, health-conscious people often ask, are dental X-rays […]

Treatments For Swollen Gums

An important part of your oral health, swollen gums can make life miserable. Sensitive and painful, they are prone to bleeding when you are brushing or flossing, creating even more problems. Caused most often by such things as gingivitis, malnutrition, infections caused by such problems as tooth decay or herpes, and even pregnancy, it is […]