Tobin Dental News

What’s Occlusion and Should You Worry About it?
added on: July 10, 2017 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin
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You may have heard us talk about your “occlusion” during your visits to our dental office in Garden City. But what exactly are we talking about when we speak about occlusion? Is it something you should worried about? Let’s take a closer look at what occlusion means and examine a… Read More

Top 4 Ways to Stop Biting Your Cheeks
added on: February 23, 2017 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

Cheek biting is a common habit and is actually very similar to nail biting. Typically brought on by stress or when nervous, biting the inside of the cheek — or the lips or tongue — can be painful, and in certain cases, concerning for the dental team at our Garden… Read More

Lockjaw vs. Jaw Lock: Are They The Same Thing?
added on: September 21, 2016 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin
jaw lock

Lockjaw and jaw lock are two very similar terms that could mean two very different things. While both insinuate the jaw becoming stuck, or ‘locked,’ and both can have similar symptoms, only one is actually related to dentistry. At my Garden City dental office, we want to explain the difference… Read More

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