What Is the Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that having a sleep disorder – known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, where the airway becomes blocked while you sleep – may result in issues with your temporomandibular joints (TMJ/TMD)? This is especially relevant if you have been having a lot of headaches. Breaking It Down First, let’s take a look... Read more »

How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

We learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping your smile healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups at least twice a year is another habit you... Read more »

What Happens When Your TMJ Symptoms Are Not Addressed?

If you are experiencing TMJ, a medical disorder in the temporomandibular joint which connects your jaw to your skull, you may be feeling pain in the chewing muscles and joints or have trouble opening and closing your mouth. You might also be hearing clicking, popping or grinding noises in your jaws and teeth. TMJ arises... Read more »

What Is the Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Metabolism?

Did you know that approximately 20 to 30 percent of adults have obstructive sleep apnea or OSA? This condition is marked by the airway closing continually in your sleep so that air can’t normally flow in or out of your nose or mouth. OSA can be linked to heart disease, stroke and metabolic issues like... Read more »

A Dental Crown Can Beautifully Restore Your Tooth

If you have recently learned that you have a badly broken, damaged, or infected tooth, our dentist may recommend having a dental crown placed. A crown or tooth-shaped “cap” is a fixed prosthetic cemented onto a tooth to restore its appearance, form and function as well as strengthen the tooth. Dental crowns cover a tooth’s... Read more »

Self-Care Treatments for Relieving TMJ/Jaw Pain

When it comes to treating TMJ pain, a lot depends on the severity of the symptoms. If the symptoms are mild and come and go, most of the time they will just go away on their own in a few weeks or sometimes months. In the meantime, there are some gentle, non-aggressive things you can... Read more »

Better Sleep Can Help Your Smile

If you often find yourself waking up gasping for breath feeling like you can’t breathe, or have been told you snore like a bear all night, you might have a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea. This happens when the throat tissues collapse and block your airways while you sleep. If you have obstructive sleep... Read more »

What Happens When I Forget to Floss?

Our team strongly encourages everyone to floss daily, but do you ever wonder why? Well, flossing is vital for top-notch oral health and smiles. It can help you and your oral health in more ways than you might realize. This means that if you forget to floss, your smile can also suffer. Forgetting to floss... Read more »

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 »