TMJ Foundation Course

A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniofacial Orthopedic/Orthodontic Deficiencies is the name of next Seminar, organized The TMJ Research Foundation, part of Complete Health Group, like Real Smile Dentistry. The Seminar is presented by Crispen Simmons, DDS, FAGD, MICCMO, DABCP. Maxillary growth deficiencies represent a significant component of orthodontic problems, Myofunctional disorders, Temporomandibular disorders…

myofunctional therapy

Think of a healthy mouth and the first image that comes to mind may be a pearly-white smile. But while teeth may be the mouth’s most noticeable feature, they are only one part of the picture. Helping a smile look its best—or treating a problem in the oral cavity—often goes beyond the teeth. Many health…

fibromyalgia and tempomandibular disorders

What’s the connection between these painful conditions? Dear Doctor, Four years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and just recently I was diagnosed with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). I’ve heard it is not uncommon to have both conditions. What’s the connection between fibromyalgia and TMD? Dear Noelle, Both temporomandibular disorders (sometimes called TMD or TMJ) and…

trouble with mouth breathing

Inhale, exhale, and take note: Did you breathe through your nose or your mouth? Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose may seem like a trivial concern, but when mouth breathing becomes habitual, various oral health problems may result. For example, a dry mouth can lead to increased oral bacteria; this puts chronic mouth…

pain in dental treatment

My dentist consultant suggested that “drilling” is a “scary” term and we might use others that have less of a “cringe” factor. Maybe it’s “preparing the tooth, adjusting the tooth enamel, removing the decay, or smoothing the tooth surface with a diamond instrument.” After a recent dental visit, I went to meet with a colleague….

TMJ connection

If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined…

While at work the other day, I received an email notification from my oldest and most popular blog on TMJ/TMD Pain Relief matters. While reading it and in my mind formulating my answer to a TMJ and TMD Prototypical Patient, I realized that the post really deserved its own thread. I am including the post…

Headaches and TMJ

Frequent headaches could be a sign of Jaw/ Head misalignment. Physiologic dentistry can help, call us and let’s make an evaluation that could change your quality of life.

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