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 »

Need Help With Your Jaw Clenching and Teeth Grinding?

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw? Are people around you telling you that you are loudly grinding your teeth, even in your sleep? This habit is known as bruxism, where you grind your teeth, basically rubbing or sliding them across one another, and when you are clenching your jaws, you... Read more »

National Children’s Dental Health Month is Here!

February brings National Children’s Dental Health Month! This is brought to you by the American Dental Association to create child awareness of the benefits of good oral health. This year’s month-long campaign is, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.” First Dental Visit Around their first birthday, or within six months after... Read more »

There Is No Need to Suffer With Chronic Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can arise for a variety of reasons such as dental issues from gum disease, poor fitting bridges or dentures, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), an abscessed tooth, stress and anxiety, teeth grinding, sinus issues, osteomyelitis (an infection in the bloodstream, which affects the jaw joint, facial swelling and fever, heart attack, injury to the jaw... Read more »

Are You Getting Your Best Sleep?

Did you know that sleep is as vital for your health as are diet and exercise? Considering that humans spend one-third of their lives sleeping, you want to make sure that you schedule the hours of sleep you need every single day to stay on top of your game. Making your sleep health a priority... Read more »