How To Recognize if You Have a TMJ Disorder or Something Else Going On With Your Head and Jaw

Do you know where your TMJ’s (temporomandibular joints) are in your jaw? See if you can find the joint on either side of your jaw that works like a sliding hinge whenever you open and close your mouth. The areas of your TMJ bones are covered with cartilage and a tiny, shock-absorbing disk to separate... Read more »

Sleep Positioning Therapy May Help if You Constantly Snore or Have Trouble Breathing While Sleeping

Do you get complaints about snoring in your sleep or feeling tired when you wake up instead of refreshed? If so, you might have sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition that can impact your quality of life. This breathing disorder can happen to anyone, and around 18 million Americans are affected. Sleep apnea creates brief... Read more »

If You Are Suffering From TMJ, a Mouth and Bite Reconstruction Change Your Quality of Life

Those who suffer from TMJ because of a bad bite know living with it can be painful. Temporomandibular disorders affect the teeth, facial muscles, and jaw joints, leaving them out of harmony and balance, so you are left experiencing painful complications like severe head, neck, and back pain. And if you are a woman, be... Read more »

Do You Constantly Snore While You Sleep? Wearing a Mandibular Advancement Device Can Help!

If you hear complaints about your snoring habits, you are not alone. Sleep apnea affects around 22 million Americans, with 80 percent of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) cases going undiagnosed. This serious condition can affect your sleep partner, family, coworkers and friends. Your energy, health and work productivity can diminish from poor... Read more »

Home Care Remedies That May Provide Temporary Relief for Mild TMJ Symptoms

When it comes to your TMJ (or temporomandibular joints) connecting your jawbone to your skull, you can suffer disorders in this joint. These can leave you in pain along with the muscles controlling those jaw movements, especially if you are constantly grinding or clenching your teeth. Pain associated with your TMJ/TMD is often temporary, and... Read more »

These Sleep Awareness Week Tips Can Help You Get the Quality Sleep You Need

The theme for this year’s National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Awareness Week® 2022 is to help you become your Best Slept Self. The goal is to help you understand how important sleep is to your overall mental and physical health. Sleep Awareness Week® begins at Daylight Saving Time (DST) as most of us move our clocks... Read more »

How Does Bruxism Affect Your TMJ and How Can It Best Be Treated?

The term “bruxism” refers to a repetitive jaw-muscle movement where you habitually and subconsciously grind your teeth together and clench your jaw muscles. It affects the temporomandibular joints located on both sides of your jaws that function by helping you smoothly open and close your jaw. Why is Excessive Bruxism a Problem? When problems with... Read more »

Learn the Facts About Sleep Apnea and Get the Help You Need

Knowing basic facts about trouble sleeping can come in handy for sleep apnea. Probably the biggest obstacle to a good night’s sleep is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Did you know that sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed? This sleep disorder leaves you struggling to sleep well, repeatedly pausing your breathing throughout your night from over-relaxation of... Read more »

Why You Should Never Ignore Nighttime Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Did you know that about one in three adults experience bruxism? When it comes to grinding your teeth, this often unconscious and seemingly innocuous habit is something your mouth and jaw can do without, and it is known as bruxism. It is essentially a harmful habit where you repeatedly clench and grind your teeth, leaving... Read more »

What Are Your New Year’s Goals for a Good Night’s Sleep?

When it comes to your new year’s goals to feel better, don’t forget to put getting a good night’s sleep on your list. Improving your quality of sleep can help you just as much as getting in those gym workouts! Your quality of sleep can either help or hurt your health and well-being. Generally speaking,... Read more »