Treating TMJ

Do you know what your TMJ’s are? If not, that’s OK because or dental team is happy to tell you. Your TMJ’s are an important joint in your body located on either side of your face. This joint allows you to open and close your jaw as you talk or chew your food. As a… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Basics

Though common, obstructive sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that needs to be treated as quickly as possible. Sleep apnea is when your breathing is consistently interrupted as you sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of two varieties of sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea deals with the signals your brain sends your body… Read more »

Oral Health Viewpoint: TMJs

In order to give your smile the best chance of success, it is important to assess any dental damage that can occur or has occurred. Within your jaw lies your temporomandibular joints. If your TMJs are ever damaged, it can severely impair many aspects of your oral health including your ability to chew, speak or… Read more »

Unaddressed Sleep Apnea Can Cause Significant Health Problems

Chronic snoring and breathing interruption when sleeping are often telltale signs of a developing sleep apnea problem. At first, it might seem to be just a nuisance. But if the problem remains unaddressed, these respiratory issues can lead to health complications.   In time sleep apnea could increase stress on the heart muscle. This, in… Read more »

The Basics of TMJ

Have you heard of TMJ disorder? This is a disorder having to do with the joints connecting your jaw to your skull. It is also referred to as TMD, or temporomandibular disorder.   Symptoms of TMJ disorder may include:   – A locked jaw that makes it difficult to open or close your mouth –… Read more »

Unmitigated Sleep Apnea Could Lead to Significant Medical Complications

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that every year nearly 40-million Americans struggle with some degree of sleep apnea. However, they also note that it’s hard to truly know the number of people with sleep apnea, as many cases go undiagnosed or ignored. Yet it is also worth noting that chronic sleep apnea can cause more… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder that creates irregular patterns or interrupted breathing patterns while you sleep. If a person has sleep apnea, it can create some serious issues in the body, such as high blood pressure, strokes, and even heart attacks. Here are many of the possible risk factors of this sleep… Read more »

Maintain Optimum Oral Health with Sleep Apnea Treatments

Depending on your genetic predispositions, lifestyle choices you have, and your overall health, you may be at a greater risk for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea arises when breathing patterns while you sleep are interrupted. Although snoring is well known amongst individuals with sleep apnea, not all patients who snore have sleep apnea. If you are… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Jaw Pain

Are you suffering from jaw pain? Jaw pain, especially chronic jaw pain, is an oral health condition that can be caused by numerous factors and can be severely debilitating not only for your smile but your lifestyle. Common symptoms of jaw pain include pain in and around your ear, headaches, tooth sensitivity, jaw tenderness and… Read more »

A Dental Guard Might Help Reduce Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a general term used to describe discomfort or dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. It can be attributed to several potential factors. The primary cause of your TMJ disorder symptoms will influence the treatment strategy that Dr. Chase Bennett advocates. Grinding your teeth at night can also cause inflammation… Read more »