TMJ/TMD Historically

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Introduction – the genesis of Neuromuscular Dentistry Dr. Bernard Jankelson introduced the term Neuromuscular Dentistry to the dental profession in 1967. The masticatory system is a three dimensional system composed of Teeth, Temporomandibular Joints and Muscle. Without muscles the masticatory system is static and non-functional. Neuromuscular dentistry is a comprehensive concept of a dynamic masticatory…

Expanded Views of TMD

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Expanded views of TMD Dentistry is rapidly entering an age of advanced diagnostics due to the availability of the technology that allows us to see past the teeth. This has allowed us to make our dental treatment more predictable and has helped us to understand past problems with treatment such as orthodontic relapse and grinding…

Keyway Wear Patterns Test

Is teeth grinding causing your TMJ problems? To find the answer, try this test Bring your teeth together so that your upper front teeth meet  your lower front teeth edge to edge. If there is a place where they form a tight fitting match, it’s an indication that you have worn them together by grinding…

Cross-bites Test

Is your bite crossing you? When any of your upper teeth rest inside your lower teeth, whether they’re in the back, front, or at the sides of your mouth, it’s called a dental cross bite. Sometimes the culprit is only one tooth. In other cases it can be a group of teeth that’s causing the…

Golden Proportion Test

Symmetry and balance are gold The Golden Proportions Test, , also known as the Shimbashi Number is a method of measuring the ideal relationship between the upper and lower jaws. Developed by Alberta dentist Dr. Hank Shimbashi, the Golden Proportions Test helps dentists diagnose and treat patients who have bite or TMJ issues. When the…