If You Experience TMJ Problems, Do You Know What Causes Them?

Did you know that your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most constantly used joint in your entire body? It is the joint that sits in front of both of your ears, where your skull and jaw come together. Your tiny TMJ disks are made of cartilage and absorb the impact whenever you open or close... Read more »

Autumn Is Here! How Will the Cold Weather Impact Your Health and Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that the shorter days of winter can impact your biochemistry? As the autumn days grow shorter and sunlight diminishes, you will want to be proactive about your health, especially if you live with sleep apnea. Making sure you get enough vitamin D boosts your serotonin production, which regulates your sleep-wake cycles. Lack... Read more »

If You Are Experiencing Discomfort in Your TMJ, These Masseter Muscle Massages and Jaw Exercises May Help!

If you suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ syndrome or TMD), massage therapy and jaw exercises may help you find some welcome relief. This medical condition can leave you feeling ongoing pain and stiffness in the jaw, face, and neck. The discomfort stems from issues with the temporomandibular joint (your jaw hinge) connecting your... Read more »

The Differences Between Obstructive, Central and Complex Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical condition where you temporarily stop breathing throughout the night. When this occurs, your breathing pauses, leaving you with a sudden drop in your blood oxygen levels before starting up again. You might have sleep apnea if you wake up with chronic dry mouth, headaches, trouble sleeping, daytime fatigue and moodiness.... Read more »

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Often Help You Find Relief for Your TMJ Discomfort

Do you experience constant pain or swelling in your jaw, chronic migraines, or ringing in your ears? Does it hurt when you bite, yawn or talk? Or maybe you have constant back or recurring sinus pain? If so, you are likely experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms. Your TMJ connects the lower jaw to the skull... Read more »

Can Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) Therapy Give Your Mind and Body the Healthy Sleep You Need?

When it comes to your sleep quality, various factors can impact how well you sleep. Things like your bedroom’s sleep ambiance, your nighttime rituals, how much you weigh, and even your routine daily habits can affect your sleep quality. One of the biggest factors affecting sleep arises from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This common sleep... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery for TMJ and Sleep Apnea Can Help You Restore Your Health

Orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, is how our doctors correct the irregularities of the jawbones while also realigning the jaws and the teeth for a better bite and improved appearance. This corrective jaw surgery fixes skeletal abnormalities of the face and the jaw and can also be performed to fix the airways for those suffering... Read more »

Getting a Correct TMJ Diagnosis Can Help You Get the Relief Your Jaw Joints Need

When you visit us to diagnose jaw symptoms, you can trust that you will be in good hands. We have helped many people such as yourself find relief from the symptoms of chronic TMJ. An oral exam will be done, so we can assess the sounds your jaw makes while you open and close your... Read more »

Summertime Exercises That Can Help You Sleep Better

When it comes to your sleep quality, some exercises can help you fall asleep faster, sleep longer and get a better night’s sleep. You do not want to exercise strenuously right before bedtime because it will increase your heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure and spike your adrenaline, all of which stimulate your sympathetic nervous... Read more »

How Do You Know if You Have a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ/TMD?

When you touch the sides of your jaw where they connect to your skull, you are feeling the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which works like a sliding hinge. Covered with cartilage, these joints separate your skull from the bone by a tiny, shock-absorbing disc that allows you to open and close your jaw freely, smoothly and... Read more »