Over the last 10-15 years, the use of clear aligners has found a place, favored by many patients, amidst other traditional orthodontic techniques. When directed by an orthodontist or a trained dentist, tooth movement accomplished by the use of aligners can lead to better dental hygiene and periodontal health, create more stable bite relationships, and boost … [Read more...] about 3 Tips To Reduce Jaw Problems From Aligners
As an orofacial pain specialist, patients come to me when they’re suffering from the painful symptoms of a temporomandibular disorder, which you may know as TMJ. TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, the joint that enables you to open and close your mouth. Many new patients who come to my office have been wearing a standard dental night guard (sometimes called an oral … [Read more...] about Which Type Of Dental Night Guard Is Right For You?
Most people who suffer from severe headaches don’t think about going to their dentist to get help. But a dentist may be the right professional to turn to if your physician has not been able to determine the root cause of your pain. But first, it’s important to determine whether the headaches you are experiencing fit into a primary or secondary category. Primary headaches are … [Read more...] about Can A Dentist Cure Your Headaches?
Note: This article explains how to evaluate yourself for TMJ, what you can do about it, and how to determine when you need to get some professional help. This past year's pandemic challenges have led more people to seek care for TMJ problems than ever before. In fact, you may be reading this article because you've had your first experience of TMJ during the past … [Read more...] about How To Evaluate Yourself For TMJ
Wearing a mask all day is routine for some people, including dentists and surgeons. It's just part of their jobs and they're used to it. For everyone else wearing a mask for all (or most) of the day is completely unnatural. And, what's going on under our masks can cause many problems - because wearing a mask can cause TMJ symptoms to emerge. Without even realizing it, you … [Read more...] about Why Wearing A Mask Can Cause TMJ Symptoms