Diagnosing and Treating Your Painful Jaw Joints

If you have jaw pain when you open and close your mouth, or feel a chronic dull ache around your ears and temple, you may have a TMJ/TMD disorder. This is especially possible if you also regularly grind your teeth while you sleep (a condition known as bruxism). Problems with your TMJ’s can leave you... Read more »

Are You Aware of the Health Problems From Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that people suffering from sleep apnea are up to five times at greater risk of having traffic accidents? Untreated obstructive sleep apnea doesn’t just affect one’s breathing and sleep quality but their quality of life with potential health risks. With obstructive sleep apnea (or upper airway resistance syndrome, a sleep disorder that... Read more »

Enjoy Mother’s Day with a Healthy Smile

This is the month where we recognize our mothers for all their efforts and take the opportunity to thank them for all they have done, which may also include them teaching us how to brush and floss. As a mother, your oral health is important to both you and your family. When your teeth are... Read more »

Are You Looking for Relief From Your TMJ Headaches?

Do you regularly experience grinding or clenching of your teeth, or have a sore throat or laryngitis without an infection? Are your back teeth feeling sore or loose? Do you often have trouble swallowing? If you experience chronic pain in the jaw joints (the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, made of muscles, bones, nerves and blood... Read more »

Is Sleep Apnea Leaving You With Sore Teeth and Jaws?

Did you know that one of the leading causes of bruxism (teeth grinding) is sleep apnea? When you reach the deep sleep stage, your body’s muscles relax, and that includes your neck, throat and the jaw muscles, which keep your airways open as you sleep. It isn’t a problem as long as the throat stays... Read more »

Spring Into Summer With a Confident Smile

Spring has sprung, and summer is almost here! The sun shouldn’t be the only thing shining bright this season. Your smile is a great feature to show off to friends, family, coworkers, social media, a date and everyone else! Need help to show off your smile confidently? Our team can help you achieve the look... Read more »

The Evolution of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

When it comes to temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ or TMJD), over 10 million Americans have it at one time or another, and 90 percent of those seeking treatment are women 30-50 years old. Still, the causes and symptoms of this facial pain are not completely understood, and it can be challenging to diagnose since the... Read more »

Can a Mandibular Advancement Device Help Your Snoring?

It’s a bad idea to ignore persistent snoring, and not just because it stops those around you (as well as yourself) from getting a restful night’s sleep. But while others may complain when you are loudly sawing logs every night, snoring throughout the night can harm your health, quality of life and work productivity. Obstructive... Read more »

The Scoop on Cavities and How to Prevent Them

Although we are turning back the clock for daylight savings, you can’t turn back time on your teeth. Studies have shown that one in five Americans has untreated cavities, which is decay that has damaged a tooth’s hard, outer enamel layer and created small holes. Cavities can arise in people of all ages, including children... Read more »

What to Look for If You Suspect Sleep Apnea

Did you know that sleep apnea is actually one of the most common sleep disorders today, affecting about 20 million Americans alone? Sleep apnea is a condition where you experience frequent pauses in breathing while you sleep. It’s also one of the most undiagnosed conditions, which can be a problem as it is also a... Read more »