What Are My Treatment Options for TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that over 10 million Americans suffer the effects of TMJ disorders or TMD? Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders also affect women between the ages of 20 and 40 more than men. November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time of creating awareness around the nation for those with TMJ disorders to understand what... Read more »

What Can You Do About Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, did you know that over 18 million Americans have sleep apnea? Sleep apnea happens while you sleep and can involuntarily and intermittently stop your breathing. If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you essentially have a mechanical problem, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association.... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be needed when the jaws need... Read more »

Is TMJ Affecting More Than Just Your Jaw?

When it comes to temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ), most patients believe this only affects their oral health. But the sad truth is it can actually impact your overall health as well. With TMJ, you would expect pain and sore muscles in the jaw when you talk, chew and swallow, all of which can lead... Read more »

Sleep Loss Can Be Deadly – Get Help for Your Sleep Apnea

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” is a quote from sleep expert and neuroscientist, Matthew Walker. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for people of all ages, and while needs may vary, adults should be getting seven to nine hours a night for good health. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences on... Read more »

At-Home Self Care for TMJ

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they often go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help it dissipate. This is a good time to help alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or blended diet instead... Read more »

Finding the Right Sleep Apnea Appliance

Our team can help you manage sleep apnea with the help of an oral appliance or mouthpiece. We specialize in correcting teeth or jaw problems and will ensure that your oral appliance is custom fit to your mouth and jaw so it will stay in place while you sleep. This type of treatment is typically... Read more »

Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

An increasingly common medical condition in the U.S. is sleep apnea, and those most susceptible are the following demographics–African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. With sleep apnea, your chest and diaphragm muscles have to work harder to open up blocked airways so they can bring air into the lungs. You may not be aware of... Read more »

Knowing When You Have TMJ

Are you constantly having problems pain or difficulty opening and closing your jaw? If you are constantly dealing with problems with your TMJs, or temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, you are not alone. Millions of your fellow Americans are also dealing with some form of chronic facial pain, which is in fact, the most frequent... Read more »

Smile Takeovers: Sleep Apnea

Are you aware of the risks associated with sleep apnea and what you can do to help keep your teeth and gums safe? Sleep apnea typically arises with individuals who have a sleeping disorder in which irregular breathing patterns can arise while they sleep. In many cases, it can cause severe health risks including heart… Read more »