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Why I Measure Muscle Activity in Chronic Pain Patients

July 26th, 2021|

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, [...]

Why People Grind

July 19th, 2021|

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 [...]

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

July 12th, 2021|

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 [...]

How Your Face Muscles Contribute to Jaw Pain

July 5th, 2021|

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 [...]

The Long-term Impact of Untreated TMJ Disorder

May 24th, 2021|

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, [...]

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

May 17th, 2021|

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 [...]

Treating TMD, Migraines and Jaw Pain – Phase 1

May 10th, 2021|

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 [...]

Diagnosing & Treating TMD, Migraines and Jaw Pain

May 4th, 2021|

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, [...]

I Don’t Want Any X-Rays

April 5th, 2021|

“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 [...]

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

March 29th, 2021|

“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 [...]

Common Things People Say to Their Dentist – That are Absolutely NOT True

March 22nd, 2021|

As a dentist, I hear certain things so often that I thought I should write a blog about it for a couple of reasons. One is to help our patients, and our community to understand just how important it is to know the truth [...]

Common Treatments for TMJ pain that can cause more harm in the long-term

March 15th, 2021|

TMJ is is the term used for Temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull.  When this joint is injured or damaged, it can led to pain, difficulty chewing, clicking and popping, headaches, locked jaw, and other issues. There [...]

How to never suffer from migraines again

March 1st, 2021|

“I first started having pain in my face, and around my jaw joint, around 25 years ago.  It got worse, and then I got migraines, and these got so bad, I would hide in my closet since light of any kind made the migraines [...]

TMJ Pain Gone Forever

February 22nd, 2021|

If you suffer from migraines, jaw pain, and other Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) symptoms, you are probably excited to learn that you can get permanent relief from your debilitating pain.  There is a TMJ dental appliance, also called a Fixed or Removable Orthotic, that can [...]

Can you make my headaches stop?

February 15th, 2021|

Many people who suffer with chronic pain have seen between 5-8 doctors, and tried many different medications and treatments, and most of them don’t resolve the symptoms long-term.  The main reason is that these medications and treatments do not treat the underlying cause of [...]

How can my bite cause me so much pain?

February 8th, 2021|

Headaches, muscle tension, and migraines are most often the result of a bad bite. When facial muscles are strained by constant contraction, meaning they are held tight for long periods of time, they begin to hurt. These can occur on one or both sides, and [...]

Treating TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder)

February 1st, 2021|

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the name given to a group of signs and symptoms related to TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), or jaw issues. Many people suffer TMD and if left untreated, can lead to many debilitating challenges, including pain, dizziness, and migraines.  Very often, the [...]

Facial pain

January 30th, 2021|

Facial pain can be sharp or dull, achy or throbbing, constant or sporadic.  There are many different reasons for why a person can suffer from facial pain.  Here are the most common ones: Injury or infection An injury to the face or teeth, or [...]

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