Mouth Breathing

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Are you a habitual mouth breather? It’s not unnatural to breathe through the mouth in certain situations, such as when exertion takes place while running or when lifting heavy objects. However, if too much time is spent breathing using only the mouth this can lead to the development of health problems which can be particularly…

Facial Pain

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Are you suffering from facial pain and are unsure what is causing it? Facial pain can have a number of causes, ranging from an injury or disease in the bone. These medical conditions can easily be diagnosed by a physician but if no cause can be found it’s necessary to dig further into the cause…

TMJ 101

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We all have TMJ Everyone has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If we didn’t, we would not be able to bite, chew, talk or yawn as these functions are only possible due to the presence of your TMJ. It is the joint that lies on both sides of your mouth which acts like a hinge allowing…

The TMJ Controversy

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The  fight over your bite There are a number of reasons why healthcare providers disagree over how to help TMJ-D patients. Depending on the model from which the problem is being viewed, the diagnosis and treatment will vary. What I am referring to as the ‘problem’ is the symptoms I believe occur when a bite is…