How Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affect Your Body’s Metabolism and Weight?

We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, waking up well-rested and ready for the day’s activities. Feeling good and supporting the body’s ability to heal while we rest and getting a good 8-9 hours of sleep seems to be a happy consensus of a proper sleep. So what happens to those who... Read more »

Do You Constantly Find Yourself Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Do you frequently experience pain in your mouth? While sometimes jaw pain can feel like an infected tooth, often it is a result of jaw pain from problems with your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These joints connect your lower jawbone (the mandible) located near your ear to the side of your skull (temporal bone). These joints... Read more »

How Can Wearing a Nightguard Help You With Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

Do you often wake up during the night gasping for air? Does your partner swear that you constantly keep them up with your loud snoring while you sleep? If so, you may have a serious health condition known as sleep apnea. This breathing disorder makes you pause your breathing in your sleep. It manifests by... Read more »

Have You Considered Trying a Masseter Botox® Treatment To Relieve Your TMJ Symptoms and Jaw Pain?

Do you suffer from chronic facial or jaw pain? Since you use the hinges in your jaw to move your upper and lower jaw all day so you can eat, speak, swallow, you are likely looking for some relief. For those patients who have pain in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ), we offer BOTOX® injections to... Read more »

Can Wearing a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) Help You Overcome Your Nightly Sleep Apnea?

Do you find yourself snoring loudly, according to the people in your home? Chronic snoring affects your sleep quality along with your partner and your family members. If so, you might be one of many who experience this sleep issue that potentially harms your energy levels, health, lifestyle, and work productivity. According to the American... Read more »

Don’t Ignore the Signs of Chronic Bruxism. Your Teeth, Mouth and Smile Will Thank You!

Even though bruxism and TMJ disorder are different medical conditions, they are related to each other, specifically in how they affect one’s overall bite pattern. While TMJ disorder is a dysfunction in the jaw affecting the muscles and joints, with bruxism one repeatedly grinds their teeth together by sliding their teeth back and forcing them... Read more »

If Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Is on Your New Year’s List for Better Health, These Sleep Apnea Facts May Help!

A new year has begun, and with it, resolutions to get healthier and happier. One thing that can help achieve both of those goals is making sure you get the good night’s sleep your mind and body need to thrive! It’s no secret that exhaustion can drag down one’s mental and physical day to day... Read more »

The Evolution and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

When it comes to dental conditions, TMJD is relatively new in being identified. It took until the 1950s for TMJ syndrome to get the attention it deserved from the healthcare community. And it took another 30 years after that for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat this oral condition with the proper expertise. Earlier, TMJ... Read more »

Do You Suffer From the Effects of Sleep Apnea and Bruxism? Treat Both Conditions Today!

Unless you have a sleep partner, you might not be aware that you have a sleep problem and could very well be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-related bruxism. OSA affects your nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It can arise because of your family tree, your environment, weight, neck and head anatomy, and... Read more »

November’s National TMJ Awareness Month Helps People Seeking Solutions for Their Jaw Problems

TMJ awareness can help people struggling with TMJ problems and even those who may not even know it. While sometimes symptoms can go away on their own, you will likely need intervention to relieve the cause if they linger. Seeking an effective diagnosis can make all the difference when it comes to lessening and alleviating... Read more »