Making Some Minor Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Chronic discomfort and inflammation in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw, can gradually worsen into the condition known as TMJ disorder. If you are feeling discomfort in the muscles around your temples, pain in your jaw muscles, or a clicking sensation in one of the joints, you might want to schedule an appointment at… Read more »

The Purpose of a Snore Guard

Are you familiar with sleep apnea? This is a respiratory condition which affects the sleep quality of over 40 million Americans. While snoring and poor sleep are two of the more noticeable signs of the disorder, there is a component that is more dangerous. That is that those with sleep apnea can actually stop breathing…. Read more »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and You

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which an individual’s airflow is obstructed while they sleep. While it is very common, it is still quite serious. Sleep apnea affects not only your sleep patterns, but it can also put you at risk for serious health problems. These can include high blood pressure, stroke, or heart… Read more »

Tips on How to Relieve TMJ Discomfort

TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull, and it sits right by the ears. Sometimes the TMJ disorder creates extreme pain and discomfort in these joints, and it can be quite inconvenient. If you experience TMJ discomfort, our dentist, Dr. , has some tips… Read more »

What are the Causes of Your Sleep Apnea?

What are the causes of your sleep apnea? The short answer is, it depends. Sleep apnea can be brought about by genetic or environmental factors or a combination of these two. There are two main categories of sleep apnea: central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. When the average healthy individual sleeps, the brain sends… Read more »

Is Your Jaw Pain Coming from a Damaged TMJ?

Within your jaw lies a set of ball and socket joints known as temporomandibular joints, or TMJs for short. The TMJs facilitate the movement of your jaw for speak, chewing and eating. If you are suffering from jaw pain, it is most likely the result of damage to your TMJs. Is your jaw pain coming… Read more »

Useful Information About TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the jaw joints. Disorders with these joints are very common. Some symptoms of TMJ disorders include: – Discomfort in the jaw or face – Clicking in the TMJs – Headaches – A crunching sound when you use your jaw joints – A locking jaw – Discomfort when you chew –… Read more »

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder Should Not Go Ignored

A little bit of clicking in your jaw while chewing and grinding tough foods isn’t out of the ordinary. Sometimes this can be the limited amount of slip allowed in the natural function of the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. Yet, if this clicking is frequent or associated with pain or soreness near the… Read more »

Why Are TMJs Necessary?

If your TMJs are broken, your entire mouth will suffer. TMJs are necessary to ensure you can speak, eat, and chew correctly. TMJs, also known as temporomandibular joints, are ball-and-socket joints found within your jaw that are responsible for the wide range of motion your jaw enjoys. Without them, even simple tasks such as opening… Read more »

Are You Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

Are you suffering from sleep apnea? Would you know it even if you did? Sleep apnea is a common but hard to diagnose sleeping disorder resulting from obstructed airways or broken breathing patterns while you sleep. It can easily go undiagnosed because patients are not aware of it. Two of the most common forms of… Read more »