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9 Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

July 30, 2021

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Woman’s open mouth, performing exercises to relieve TMD pain

If you suffer from TMD pain, your dentist is ready to e you. Therapies like custom oral appliances and other professional treatments can do much to promote proper jaw alignment and reduce your discomfort. But did you know there are some exercises you can do at home that can supplement your treatment and contribute to pain relief? Below, you’ll find nine simple exercises that might benefit you.


The Dangerous Consequences of Drowsy Driving

June 14, 2021

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woman falling asleep at the wheel because of drowsy driving

Everyone knows how dangerous drunk driving is. Many people have even lost loved ones as a result of someone driving under the influence. According to the National Sleep Foundation, though, drowsy driving can be just as hazardous, if not even more so. Not getting enough rest at night can hinder your driving ability, increasing the possibility of traffic accidents. If you suffer from a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, you’re even more at risk. Let’s talk about the dangers of drowsy driving and how you can minimize your risk by seeing your dentist for sleep apnea therapy.


Get the Facts About Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

May 22, 2021

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Tired woman suffering from sleep apnea during pregnancy

Pregnancy can come with a lot of joy… and a few problems as well. If you are expecting a new addition to your family, fluctuating hormones may cause you to experience frequent fatigue. However, it is important that you are aware of another possible cause of your tiredness: obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy. This condition can have adverse effects on both mothers and their babies. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the dangers of sleep apnea, how you can identify its symptoms, and what you can do about it.


Posture, Bite Alignment, and TMD: Understanding the Connection

April 22, 2021

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Leaning over to look at phone, poor posture and bite alignment

TMJ dysfunction, commonly called TMD, is a condition that affects the health of the jaw joint (the TMJ). It afflicts millions of people across the U.S. Issues like a stressful lifestyle and dental problems are often to blame for TMD, but did you know that your posture could also contribute to it? Let’s discuss the connection between posture, bite alignment, and your TMJ.


New Study Reveals That Sleep Apnea Causes Rapid Aging

March 17, 2021

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young woman yawning while working

There are literal mountains of research that show that untreated sleep apnea significantly raises the risk of several systemic health issues, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and dementia to name a few. On top of this, a study published in 2019 conducted by Harvard University has proven that sleep apnea can actually cause someone to age at an accelerated rate as well. How did they discover this? How will this affect sleep apnea treatment? Find out in today’s blog.


5 Celebrities Who Have Used Invisalign to Straighten Their Smile

January 2, 2021

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Female celebrity with Invisalign in front of paparazzi

Have you ever been watching a TV show and thought to yourself, “I wish I had teeth like him (or her)?” Most celebrities work hard to keep themselves looking their best, and in many cases, that involves the use of cosmetic dental treatments. In fact, one popular treatment that has helped millions of normal, everyday folks has also become a trend among celebrities. Let’s talk about a few stars who have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth.


Should I Be Worried About My Neck Pain?

December 11, 2020

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Woman sitting at computer, struggling with neck pain

Neck pain is quite common. In fact, according to one estimate, between 20% and 70% of adults will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities at least once in their lifetime. Of course, just because this problem is common doesn’t mean it’s nothing to be concerned about. When should you see a doctor for your neck pain? Let’s discuss some common red flags.


The Life-Threatening Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

November 10, 2020

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Man suffering heart attack due to sleep apnea complications

Sleep apnea is a widely misunderstood condition. Some people are under the impression that the worst thing it does is cause snoring. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if it is left untreated, sleep apnea can prove to be deadly! Let’s talk about how that is so and what you can do to protect yourself from this disorder’s devastating consequences.


Is TMJ Dysfunction Causing My Migraines?

October 12, 2020

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Close-up of suffering woman with migraines and TMJ dysfunction

Do you frequently suffer from migraines? The intense pain, along with other possible symptoms like nausea and blurred vision, can be debilitating. Often, over the counter pain medications simply are not enough to get you back to feeling like yourself. What can you do to have more migraine-free days? One possible solution involves a visit to a dentist who offers oral appliance therapy. Let’s talk about the relationship between migraines and TMJ dysfunction (TMD) and how you may be able to address both issues at once.


I’m Always Tired — Should I Call a Doctor?

July 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cctofpasm @ 3:58 pm

drowsy woman with sleep disorder resting head on handGetting an adequate amount of high-quality rest is one of the pillars of good health. Sleep is essential for both your mental and physical well-being. Unfortunately, all of us suffer disruptions to our sleep from time to time. Things like stress, a busy schedule, or jetlag can all interfere with the amount of rest you get. But how can you tell if your sleep problems are not just the result of normal, everyday life? In this blog post, we’ll discuss some signs that indicate you may have a sleep disorder and that you should consult a doctor about your problem.


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