6 Signs Your Partner Has TMJ: Tips from Indianapolis TMJ Specialist

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, TMJ0 Comments

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is painful because it impacts bone and muscular activity throughout the head and face. As a TMJ specialist in the greater Indianapolis area, I’m here to let you know that this disorder can manifest as many symptoms – not just jaw pain. You and your partner may believe these are isolated symptoms, but they could very well indicate a TMJ or Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) diagnosis. Many people avoid seeking treatment for this condition because they believe surgery is the only solution. As a TMJ dentist, I can tell you this isn’t true: many non-invasive treatment … Read More

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 Mouth is What You Eat

Dr. Mike DeldarGeneral / Family Dentistry, Oral Health0 Comments

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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

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

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

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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

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