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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Bruxism Causes & Effects

Have you ever woken up and felt tension in your face or pain in your jaw? Do you frequently wake up with headaches?  Is there tension in your neck and shoulder area? If so, you may be suffering from nighttime bruxism (grinding and/or clenching of teeth).  Many people who suffer from stress clench their teeth…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Why Does My TMD Go Away When I’m Pregnant?

In my practice over the years I have treated countless pregnant women and have documented the symptoms and dysfunctions associated with TMD before, during and after pregnancy.  One patient in particular that I remember had multiple pain symptoms, but went through 3 pregnancies, during which time the pain subsided.  It was not until after her…

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12. 18. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

Not All Drivers Should be Behind the Wheel

When you think about the irregular schedules of commercial drivers, it’s no wonder that the majority of them suffer from some kind of sleep disorder.  The question is – How severe is it? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported, in 2010, that 35% of drivers sleep less than 6 hours per night on…

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12. 18. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

How Sleep Apnea Affects the Body

Undiagnosed and untreated OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can cause many dangerous medical issues, even death.  The lack of oxygen to the brain and body caused by sleep apnea episodes can also contribute to increased chances of stroke, depression, fatigue, weight gain, irritable bowel syndrome, and type II diabetes. Many of the issues that you will…

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11. 16. 2017

Recent News, Sleep Apnea

How Long Should I Nap?

Most people enjoy a good nap when they’re tired. Some of us even work it in to our schedules on a daily basis so that we can be more productive. There are 3 different types of naps – planned, habitual and emergency naps. Planned – taking a preventative nap before you actually become tired, for…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.