TMD Treatment May Alleviate Meniere’s DiseaseTMD Treatment May Alleviate Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a common disorder of the inner ear that affects more than 615,000 people in the United States. It causes episodes in
which they feel as if they are spinning (vertigo). They also may have fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in their ear. It is a very frustrating condition because, as of now, there is […]

Is Your Tongue A Problem?

As a dentist I feel that we have long neglected discussing with our patients the important role that the tongue plays in almost every aspect of their health. This includes facial development, digestion, speech and sleep. In recent years I have become very passionate about educating parents on the effect of the orofacial (mouth and face) connection, […]

How Sleep Apnea Can Make Your Workday Harder

Is going to work becoming a burden for you? Did you used to love what you do, but now it’s just one long grind? You might even be considering another job, but maybe it’s not the job that is the actual problem. If you are not getting quality, uninterrupted sleep, this can take a huge toll on your work, […]

TMJ Treatment Changed Stephanie’s Life

I experienced pain from TMJ for as long as I can remember. My jaw popping and locking was a common occurrence. I got braces at age 11 in 1989, which the orthodontist guaranteed would fix the TMJ. Nearly three years later, the braces with rubber bands were unsuccessful. The pain level in my jaw increased […]

Health Risks of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Have you been told that you snore? Does your significant other keep you awake while they snore through the night? Most likely, you’ve always considered snoring to be a mere inconvenience in your life. But, believe it or not, this nuisance plaguing you while you sleep each night is actually quite hazardous to your health.

Is Your Acid Reflux a Result of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects many people, from young to old, and shows no preference between males and females. This condition can lead to devastating side effects if it is left untreated. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of any sleep issues and therefore this deadly condition goes unnoticed and untreated.

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

For most headache/migraine sufferers it often seems as though there are only 2 options: 1. Suffer in silence with a bottle of Motrin or 2. See your physician for a stronger medication that may or may not work. Although 47 percent of the adults in the U.S. experience headaches annually […]

New Research Links Childhood Snoring to ADHD

As any parent knows, an exhausted child is an ill-behaved one. So it’s no surprise that a new study finds that young children who snore persistently — which can disrupt the quality of their sleep — are more likely to have behavioral problems like hyperactivity, depression and an inability to pay attention than kids who don’t snore.

Is It Too Early For Your Child To Get Braces?

Traditionally, dental professionals were always inclined to wait until patients were older before initiating any type of orthodontic treatment. A lot of this was driven by the thought that the child was growing and we should wait until the majority of that growth was completed so that it was a more stable situation to control.

Nighttime Grinding Could Actually be Sleep Apnea

Conditions that affect a person’s sleep can impact their overall health. More than 70 million Americans suffer from problems with sleep. In addition, 25% of our population clench or grind their teeth to the point of destructiveness. With new advances and improvement in technology, more knowledge is gained…

(Oakland Press) Getting the Right Bite

Desperate for relief, Carol Rademacher walked into the dentists’ office with a bag of ice cubes pressed up to her aching jaw. “I couldn’t talk, couldn’t swallow, couldn’t eat,” Rademacher of Clarkston says. “I couldn’t put my finger to my nose. I was really in a bad way.”

(Oakland Press) Open Up and Say Ahhh

Tonsillectomies, once a rite of passage for children, may be making a comeback. Most remember the sore throat and never-ending supply of ice cream, though today the surgery is a rarity. Rochester dentists Kurt Doolin, 47, and Jeff Haddad, 29, say the benefits of tonsillectomy should be re-examined.

The TMJ and Sleep Disorder Connection

For almost 15 years, our office has successfully treated patients suffering from headaches and an array of jaw pain symptoms, categorized as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. People suffering from TMJ disorders can also exhibit symptoms like ear ringing (tinnitus), vertigo, and migraines […]

Tinnitus and TMJ Disorders

Over 30 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Unfortunately, many people are told that it is something they may just have to “live with” after other treatment options are exhausted. However, just recently, a study was published that showed that TMJ disorders treatment has a very good effect on tinnitus […]

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

Does the thought of eating ice cream make you wince instead of salivate? Do you find yourself avoiding certain foods, drinking warmer beverages, or living day-to-day with sensitive teeth? Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients.

A Heartfelt Letter From a Successful Sleep Patient

“…Incidentally, it turns out my life and ensuing lifestyle are well worth the price of the sleep appliance. With the help of your support staff, I was able to apply to Care Credit which allowed me to make interest free payments over a year’s time! Win, Win, Win. Thanks to you and your wonderful staff for your patience with me…”

Clenching and Teeth Grinding: Facts and Fiction

Have you ever been told you grind your teeth at night? Ever wonder why your dentist is making these claims and you have never had any symptoms or never been told by your significant other that you do? Did they recommend a “night guard” or “occlusal guard” that you didn’t think you really needed?

Headaches Caused by Gum Chewing

A new study suggests that excessive gum chewing may be an important but under-recognized trigger for headaches in older children. The researchers at Meir Medical Center believe that excessive gum chewing causes headaches not through the ingestion of aspartame from the gum […]

Connection Between Cardiac Disease and Diabetes to Sleep Apnea

Most people do not realize how important the proper sleeping patterns are for people’s overall health. Any disruptions throughout the night can affect a healthy night’s sleep, which in turn, can have a direct affect on many conditions including high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiac disease and diabetes.

Could You be Suffering From a TMJ Disorder?

TMJ is one of those buzz words that everyone seems to hear about these days. But what exactly is it? In reality, we all have (TMJ) Temporomandibular Joints, but usually when a reference is made it refers to head or jaw pain in this area. There are many signs and symptoms that can fall under a “TMJ Disorder.”

Establish Healthy TMJ Prior to Oral Appliance Therapy

For many years, medical and dental clinicians have been debating the causes and treatment for temporomandibular (TM) dysfunction. Starting in 1936, Hans Selye, MD, of the International Institute of Stress, University of Montreal, canada, wrote numerous articles and textbooks about the negative effects […]