Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder

Did you know your temporomandibular joints are one of the most complex joints in the human body located on in your jaw on each side of your face? Well, it’s true! Your temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ’s, help you talk and eat so that you can chew your foods efficiently. At times, your TMJ… Read more »

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Sleep Apnea Prevention and Treatments

One of the most common risk factors associated with sleeping disorders is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is often left untreated but is a severe condition that interrupts breathing patterns while you sleep. It is important that it is dealt with immediately as it can lead to heart failure, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Numerous… Read more »

Nighttime Teeth Troubles? You May Have Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which you clench and grind your teeth while you sleep. It can cause a lot of problems with your teeth, such as cracking, becoming worn down, and creating tension in your temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can be caused by anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, teeth that are missing, or… Read more »

Unaddressed Night Grinding Can Cause Serious Problems

Some individuals clench their jaw and grind their teeth when sleeping. This is often related to unresolved chronic stress or a specific type of allergy. While it might not seem serious at first, unaddressed night grinding can eventually lead to some serious oral health problems. The excessive force applied to biting surfaces of molars and… Read more »

Signs & Solutions of Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea causes the breathing to start and stop repeatedly during the night. This happens if relaxed throat muscles block your airways while you sleep. Because interrupted breathing happens while you sleep, you may not realize that you have sleep apnea. Some common symptoms of sleep apnea include: – Snoring –… Read more »

Dentistry Topics for Beginners: TMJ Treatments

If you have suffered from a TMJ disorder, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. However, there are numerous causes of TMJ disorders that can arise, including bruxism, dietary choices, arthritis, misalignments with your teeth and jaw, and dislocations. If you have suffered from a TMJ disorder, consider one of the… Read more »

Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder that creates irregular patterns or interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep. If a person has sleep apnea, it can create some serious issues in the body, such as high blood pressure, strokes, and even heart attacks. Detecting sleep apnea can be complicated. Here are many of the… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder that arises due to interrupted breathing while you sleep. Two of the most common types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs due to blocked airflow during sleep as well as central sleep apnea, which occurs when signals from the brain are not adequately received by… Read more »

A Few Notes Pertaining to Jaw Pain

How is the health of your jaw? Are you aware of all the complex parts and pieces including connective tissues, ligaments, bone, and tendons that are involved with the proper function of your jaw? Sadly, if one part of your jaw is damaged, it can easily wreak havoc on the rest of your jaw and… Read more »

Looking for TMJ Treatment? Visit Our Office Today!

One of the more complex joints of the body is the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It acts as the hinge connecting your upper and lower jaws. This functions as the tool in moving your jaw when speaking, chewing, and even yawning, and when you have TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), you are most likely experiencing discomfort and… Read more »