connection between teeth neck spine skull

One of the most difficult concepts to get across to my TMD patients and other doctors is the connectivity of the Jaw and the Neck. In fact, it is my strong belief that TMD/TMJ should really be classified as a Craniocervical Disease and hence fall under the umbrella of medical coverage rather than treated strictly…

TMJ question

During a recent meeting with a new colleague, a question was posed to me: “What makes us choose to dedicate so much of our practice to the treatment of TMD?” In my mind my initial response was “duhh” it’s only the foundation of all we do in the mouth! This question struck me strange at…

Head and neck pain and discomfort can run a wide range, being a simple nag to severe radiating pain. These pains can be different from day to day, side to side, or up and down. These variations can cause much confusion for all as to where they stem from and how to fix them. In…

tmj and orthodontics

I was reading an email on my Gmail account the other day and one of the corner ads got my attention. A fellow colleague was advertising as a “Holistic Dentist”.  Though I had heard it before, I have never put much thought into what it really means. I suppose that the most basic tenets of “holistic…

For many years we have known that heavy snoring causes major increase in risk of carotid Atherosclerosis and stroke. This has been widely established through published research. One such research published in “Sleep” the journal of sleep disorders shows that this risk in independent of the risk for sleep apnea and nocturnal hypoxia. Carotid Atherosclerosis…

After the last two blogs, a number of people had asked me about the connection of TMD and Sleep Apnea, and even the origins of these issues.  I am sure that many more had the same question in mind but did not ask.  After all what is a dentist doing speaking about sleep apnea and snoring. In…

Is more than just Take a bite !! Joints need to be treat as joints and muscles as muscles. Cervical influence and bio-functional dynamics.

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