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 »

Dentistry Improvements: TMJ Treatments

Are you familiar with common causes of TMJ disorders and how they arise? A TMJ disorder, also known as a temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition in which the joints in your jaw are damaged. Due to the complex nature of your TMJs, it is important to make sure that you always look for any… Read more »

Your Smile and Sleep Apnea

Improving your smile includes effective sleep apnea prevention and treatment care. Sleep apnea has many causes and risk factors that can produce the disorder. However, it must be effectively treated to help lower your risk of suffering further problems. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and even heart… Read more »

TMJ: All You Need to Know

Do you suffer from the TMJ disorder? If so, then you have pain, discomfort and limited function in your jaw joints. These joints are called the temporomandibular joints. The temporomandibular joints allow you to open and close your mouth. In fact, they help you chew, talk and swallow. So, when you suffer from the TMJ… Read more »

The Two Main Types of Sleep Apnea

Did you know there are two main types of sleep apnea? Yes, it’s true! Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that causes your air flow to be disrupted while you sleep. This condition is serious and can lead to many oral health problems. That is why, our s, Dr. Chase Bennett and Dr. James Bieneman… Read more »

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 »