In order to keep his Mt. Pleasant community in optimum health, Dr. Hogan is nipping the long-term effects of teeth grinding in the bud.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (PRWEB) December 08, 2020
Dr. Kevin Hogan, dentist at Smiles by Hogan, offers convenient treatment for bruxism, or teeth grinding, in Mt. Pleasant, SC to those noticing an increase in their teeth grinding due to pandemic-related stress. Research shows that oral health affects the body’s overall health, and as a result, no oral health condition should be overlooked, especially amid the COVID-19 outbreak. To help improve the health of his community, Dr. Hogan is offering mouth guards for bruxism to patients with or without a referral.
A recent study conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that a majority of dentists are seeing a rise in stress-related oral health conditions since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. These conditions include caries (cavities), symptoms of TMJ disorder, teeth grinding, and chipped and cracked teeth. This research shows the interconnectedness of the mind, mouth, and body as a whole.
When a person experiences stress, pandemic related or not, the risk of bruxism is heightened. When teeth grinding occurs, the person is at a greater risk of chipped or cracked teeth. This can then lead to tooth decay and gum disease, and research shows that decay and disease in the mouth has systemic effects on the body as a whole, including a weakened immune system, respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke.
In order to keep his Mt. Pleasant community in optimum health, Dr. Hogan is nipping the long-term effects of teeth grinding in the bud. He is helping patients treat this condition with customized nightguards. In just one appointment, Dr. Hogan can diagnose patients and fit them for mouth guards that are designed to comfortably fit within the mouth. These mouth guards will not only reduce teeth grinding, but they can help relieve pain experienced from TMJ disorder as well. Dr. Hogan recommends that patients seek treatment at the first sign of bruxism so that they can work together to prevent the serious side effects before they start.
Dr. Hogan and the team at Smiles by Hogan are passionate about the health of their community. They are also implementing efforts into their daily work to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Hogan offers soothing IV sedation for each of his treatments. IV sedation helps relieve the anxiety of patients receiving care. It also allows Dr. Hogan to complete multiple treatments in one appointment for patients who need extensive care. Smiles by Hogan strictly follows the guidelines of the CDC, OSHA, and the ADA in regards to pandemic related protocol.
Individuals experiencing teeth grinding in Mt. Pleasant, SC can connect with Dr. Hogan for comfortable, customized mouth guards. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-216-0908.
About the Dentist
Dr. Kevin Hogan is a general dentist providing individualized care for patients in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to stay contemporary with the latest dental technologies. In addition, he has also completed coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and has lectured at the University of North Carolina, Emory University, the Saginaw Valley University and AUA-American University of Antigua on head and neck anatomy and oral pathology. Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Dental Association, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, DOCS (the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation), International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the South Carolina Dental Association. He is also a past member of the American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association, Maxillofacial Orthopedic Growth and Development, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Functional Orthodontic Society. He and his team are dedicated to providing exceptional oral care to patients through personalized treatment plans. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Hogan, please visit his website at http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-216-0908.