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

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

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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 Noblesville Dentist’s holistic approach to dentistry

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, General / Family Dentistry0 Comments

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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

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

Relieve Jaw Pain Fast: 5 Exercises to Do Regularly for Relief

Dr. Mike DeldarBlog, TMJ

How to relieve jaw pain fast at home

More and more people are experiencing jaw pain, migraines, facial pain, ear ringing, and ear pain. What is the cause? In most cases, the pain is related to TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Basically, this is a disorder of the jaw joint, right where the upper and lower jaws meet. When there is an issue with the joint, it can cause an extraordinary amount of pain. Many people search for a Carmel, Noblesville, and Indianapolis dentist who is also a TMJ dentist so that they can find some pain relief. We completely understand how overwhelming such pain can be. That … Read More

A Guide to Better Sleep During the Holidays

Dr. Mike DeldarAbout Sleep Apnea, Blog, Sleep Deprivation

A Guide to Better Sleep this Holiday Season.

From shopping for gifts to preparing meals, your holiday schedule is full. Often, sleep is the first thing to go. Holiday fatigue and busyness impact everyone here and around Noblesville, Carmel, Indiana. The unique demands of the season create the perfect combination of factors that result in shorter nights. This time of year can be even worse for someone who may have—or already has—a sleep disorder. 7 ways to get better sleep Getting better sleep isn’t just a matter of going to bed earlier. Adapting your routines and choices in ways that impact your quality of sleep is the true way … Read More