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About Dr. Agatha Bis

Dr. Agatha Bis acquired her dental degree with honors from the University of Western Ontario in 1996. Dr. Bis believes continuing education is an important part of her practice.

Why I Measure Muscle Activity in Chronic Pain Patients

Have you ever found yourself snapping at someone simply because you were already in pain or uncomfortable or having a bad day?  They didn’t do anything serious, but you over-reacted because you were already at your limit.  Maybe your day was going terribly wrong, [...]

2021-07-26T02:53:12-04:00July 26th, 2021|

Why People Grind

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is quite prevalent in the general population and often associated with hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, and damage to dental restorations (crowns or fillings), as well as fractured teeth. Because tooth grinding, or bruxism, often [...]

2021-07-19T08:18:49-04:00July 19th, 2021|

Why TENS is used to Help Diagnose and Treat Headaches, Migraines & Jaw Pain

Billions of dollars are spent each year on medication that helps to reduce the severity of headaches, migraines, and jaw pain.  In addition, loss of income due to inability to work, lost productivity, and the medical costs of treating these common conditions are much [...]

2021-07-12T01:10:16-04:00July 12th, 2021|

How Your Face Muscles Contribute to Jaw Pain

Research clearly shows that 90% of facial pain is due to muscle. The work of Dr. Janet Travell, M.D., has singularly defined the nature of and cause of pain and has led to real treatment solutions, rather than relying on medication. Travel has shown [...]

2021-07-05T03:32:08-04:00July 5th, 2021|

The Long-term Impact of Untreated TMJ Disorder

If you have jaw pain, clicking or popping in your jaw joint, headaches, migraines or any of the numerous signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disorder), you are not alone.  If you have suffered with TMD for many years, [...]

2021-05-24T00:18:23-04:00May 24th, 2021|

Why Do Our Teeth Turn Yellow as We Age, and What To Do About It

Have you ever noticed that baby teeth are super white and beautiful, then adult teeth come in, and they are slightly more yellow, but then what happens as we age? Older people tend to have more yellow, worn out teeth, even if they take [...]

2021-05-17T01:20:05-04:00May 17th, 2021|

Treating TMD, Migraines and Jaw Pain – Phase 1

If you suffer with TMD, migraines or jaw pain, and have been diagnosed with a misalignment of your jaw that’s causing your symptoms, there are many treatment approaches that can prove useful in providing relief. The primary goal of TMD treatment is to properly [...]

2021-05-10T05:27:57-04:00May 10th, 2021|

Diagnosing & Treating TMD, Migraines and Jaw Pain

Research estimates that over half of the population experiences some signs and symptoms of TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Disorder).  Many of the patients left untreated have continuing underlying pathology that decreases the qualify of their lives.  Typical signs and symptoms of TMD include: Recurring shoulder, next, [...]

2021-05-04T01:48:24-04:00May 4th, 2021|

I Don’t Want Any X-Rays

“I don’t want x-rays. I don’t want to be exposed to radiation. I take care of my teeth and I know there is nothing wrong.” Many people are looking for ways to be more healthy, stay away from toxins or chemicals, and want to [...]

2021-04-05T01:33:37-04:00April 5th, 2021|

Home Tooth Whitening – The Good, The Bad, and The REALLY Scary

“You charge too much for whitening; I am just going to do it myself at home” Every now and then I hear a patient say that when we quote them for in-office tooth whitening procedure.  And yes, professional tooth whitening is expensive when compared [...]

2021-07-06T01:50:08-04:00March 29th, 2021|

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