A Warning From Your Local TMJ Dentist: Avoid the Lure of DIY Braces

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, General / Family Dentistry, Jaw Pain, TMJ0 Comments

rubber bands are used for diy braces

Warning: Don’t try this at home! We’ve all heard those words from time to time, but I never would’ve expected to voice those words to my patients about orthodontic treatments. People are always trying to save a buck wherever they can. This leads to at-home medical and dental treatments that are, more often than not, ineffective and even dangerous. One such treatment that’s been on my radar over the last few years is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. As a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJ) dentist, the thought of anyone trying to treat their orthodontic issues on their own scares me. … Read More

Your Mouth is What You Eat

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, Oral Health0 Comments

family dentist talks about which foods are good for your teeth

If you are anything like most Americans, you probably believe that your oral health isn’t greatly influenced by what you eat. However, two of the most common diseases I see in my family dentist practice – tooth decay (caries) and gum disease (periodontal disease) – are easily impacted, treated, and managed by diet alone. Bacteria occur naturally in the mouth, but when too much sugar or starch is consumed, acids are created that directly attack tooth enamel. These acids contribute to the breakdown of healthy teeth and gums, leading to decay and gum disease. Although many people recognize the danger … Read More

Fight Against Migraines: Free Workshop by Dr. Deldar

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Free migraines workshop for those that suffer from migraines, that want migraine relief and to see what treatments are out there for migraines and headaches. Presented by TMJ specialist, Dr. Deldar

Dr. Deldar’s Migraines Workshop is back with “Fight Against Migraines” If you have chronic migraines or headaches, and/or you suffer from TMJ, join us at our Migraines Workshop “Fight Against Migraines” on September 28. Thursday, September 28, 2017 At Deldar Dental 6:00-7:00PM Free Workshop with appies and refreshments served. With over 20 years of experience as a TMJ specialist, Dr. Deldar has seen it all: severe migraines that led to dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, blurred vision, and even vomiting for some patients. Migraines can last up to 72 hours if they are untreated! Attending this workshop may help patients … Read More

How Heavy Backpacks Can Affect Posture and Aggravate TMJ Disorder in Kids

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

Image of a boy carrying a heavy backpack. Header image for the blog post titled "Heavy Backpacks Affect Posture & Aggravate TMJ Disorder in Kids"

Your jaw, your health, and your posture – most people don’t lump these three together. What you may not realize, though, is that they all affect each other in significant ways. Your kids are especially susceptible. For instance, did you know that heavy backpacks can contribute to TMD (temporomandibular jaw disorder)? Kids, Heavy Backpacks, and Poor Posture: A Bad Combination for Health Almost every kid who goes to school has a backpack. It’s a practical necessity for every student – they can bring home lots of textbooks. I regularly see them loaded down with their heavy backpacks, and all I can do … Read More

Cheap Teeth Whitening – Is it Really Worth it?

Dr. Mike DeldarCosmetic Dentistry0 Comments

Charcoal teeth whitening is becoming popular. Here's a dentist's thoughts on cheap teeth whitening options.

Nearly every patient who walks through my Noblesville and Carmel dental office wants the same thing. They want a beautiful, bright, white smile. Unfortunately, when it comes to teeth whitening, most people get caught up in trends. They want fast results and they want them for the cheapest price. This idea of cheap teeth whitening has resulted in a lot of people coming up with whitening solutions. These whitening remedies are generally found at the corner supermarket. These whitening trends are popular because of their supposed cheapness and effectiveness. But are they really more effective than bleaching systems from a … Read More

Migraines & Headaches Workshop: Find real life migraine relief

Dr. Mike DeldarDeldar Dental News, Jaw Pain, TMJ, TMJ Migraines, TMJ/TMD0 Comments

migraine relief and tmj doctor, Dr. Deldar in Indianapolis and Noblesville is hosting a free migraines and headaches workshop for patients suffering and who want relief fast.

Migraines are one of the hardest ailments to deal with. Not only do they affect your quality of life, but they can severely impact your personal relationships and career. Before we can discuss your options for migraine relief, we must first understand how migraines come about, and the triggers that cause them. First: Migraines and Headaches are Not the Same Patients often confuse migraines for headaches. While they both involve your head, that is about all the similarities the two have. A headache is when you feel pain in your head or neck. However, a “headache” is a generalized symptom. … Read More

Your Noblesville Dentist’s holistic approach to dentistry

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There’s no denying that more people in the Greater Indianapolis Area are looking to their health care providers for a more holistic, whole body approach. Taking a holistic approach to dentistry often means going against the grain of conventional practices. As your Indianapolis, Carmel, and Noblesville dentist – I don’t have a problem with that. Our number one focus is on the health and safety of our patients. There are 4 ways in which I currently treat our patients in a more holistic, healthful manner. 1. Deldar Dental is an Amalgam-Free Environment One of the first things to leave our … Read More

Pay Attention to Head, Neck, and Mouth Cancer—They’re On the Rise

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mouth cancer and oral cancer screenings in Noblesville by Dr. Deldar

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Why should this concern you? While the statistics for mouth cancer haven’t reached the proportions of other cancers, numbers are in fact rising and growing to prominence. That means that more people that you care about—including yourself—are at risk. In the spirit of awareness, I wanted to give my Noblesville and Indianapolis patients some information about this disease. I thought it would be interesting to see how Indiana compares to the rest of the US. Plus, I want to share some of the risk factors. Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Why we need it According … Read More

5 Reasons Patients Stay Away from CPAP (& Some Popular CPAP Alternatives)

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, CPAP Alternatives

CPAP alternatives from Noblesville and Indianapolis dentist, Dr. Mike Deldar.

Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common and disruptive sleep disorders out there. Characterized by causing breathing to stop and start during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea happens when the muscles of the throat relax and clog the airway during sleep. When left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can cause persistent fatigue, cardiovascular problems, and poor mood and outlook. Fortunately, there are treatment options. The unfortunate part is that one of the most common, the CPAP machine, offers some distinct drawbacks. Luckily, CPAP alternatives are available at our office in Noblesville. Patients may explore these alternative treatments to make the right … Read More

Save your Child from the Dangers of Teeth Grinding

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, TMJ

Save your child from the dangers of teeth grinding - Noblesville dentist, Dr. Deldar explains

Teeth grinding is more than just an annoying habit, and can have very painful health consequences for both children and adults. We have parents coming in all the time asking about teeth grinding in their children, which is no surprise because nearly 30% of children may suffer from bruxism at some point. This common problem can be solved with the help of an experienced TMJ and general dentist like Dr. Mike Deldar. Left untreated, however, teeth grinding can cause damage to tooth enamel, painful headaches, and even a painful joint disorder in the jaw called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). By … Read More