Discomfort in the Temporomandibular Joints Can Often Be Improved with Minor Lifestyle Changes

A dull ache around the temples, discomfort when biting down, and clicking in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can impact your quality of life. Often given the blanket term of TMJ disorder, these symptoms can often be improved with minor lifestyle changes. The first step is to have your TMJ disorder professionally diagnosed… Read more »

What You Should Know About Sleep Apnea

What do you know about sleep apnea? Have you heard that individuals who have sleep apnea tend to snore, but did you know that there are a number of other symptoms you should know about? These symptoms include trouble focusing, frequent headaches, and fatigue. While it might be tempting to deal with sleep apnea and… Read more »

Is Sleep Apnea Keeping You Awake?

Is your restful night’s sleep lacking because sleep apnea is keeping you awake? You might not even realize it is happening since it is difficult to remember things that happen during sleep. To get an accurate assessment, we invite you to visit our office for a thorough examination. Typically, men over the age of 40 are often… Read more »

Treatments for TMDs

A TMD is also known as a temporomandibular joint disorder. They are commonly caused by damage to your temporomandibular joints within your jaw. The joints are extremely complex with many working parts that all rely on each other to help facilitate the movement of your jaw for a variety of tasks including opening and closing… Read more »

Pain in Your Jaw Joint? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Have you noticed discomfort where your jaw connects to your head? Has it become difficult to move? Is there a popping sound? If you are affected by these symptoms, you may suffer from temporomandibular pain or a disorder of the temporomandibular joint. TMJ pain can negatively affect your ability to eat or speak in addition… Read more »

A Prescription Snore Guard Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is a somewhat common problem afflicting the sleep quality of millions of Americans each year. Severe snoring problems and breathing interruptions are common symptoms. The resulting poor sleep quality can have a significant adverse impact on your overall quality of life. If you suffer from severe sleep apnea, you might need your physician… Read more »

TMJ Disorder: The Symptoms

Do you ever experience tightness or tension in your jaw when you wake up? Do you ever suffer from mild irritation or extreme pain in your jaw? Do you have similar pain or discomfort in your throat or in your neck? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ disorder, which is often referred to… Read more »

Moderate Sleep Apnea Can Be Improved by a Mandibular Advancement Device

It’s estimated by the Cleveland Clinic that around 9 percent of women and 24 percent of men suffer from some degree of sleep apnea. This often includes problems with excessive snoring and potentially dangerous breathing interruption during sleep. It often results from changes in the position of the soft palate or excess fatty deposits in… Read more »

Know How to Spot Temporomandibular Disorder

The ability for eating and speech is made possible by the movements of our jaws. The temporomandibular joints in our faces are complex ball and socket joints with many moving parts and pieces. If one part fails, the whole system will suffer. In the case of temporomandibular disorders, also called TMD, the joints have become… Read more »

Sleep Apnea: What You Should Know

Do you know anyone with sleep apnea? Do you ever find yourself waking up in the middle of the night gasping for breath? There are a few things you can consider doing yourself to treat this problem—but did you know that your dentist can also help you address sleep apnea? Our team may actually be… Read more »