You wake up and your face hurts, your jaw locks and then there’s the clicking! The clicking is seriously distracting when you eat! Does this sound familiar?
You had a dental x-ray years ago but during your last check-up, your dentist recommended a cone beam CT scan (CBCT). So why the change?
Do you find you’re reaching for the bottle of painkillers each morning while you make your coffee? Maybe you don’t even think before you take them because it’s been going on for so long — the intense head pain you feel as you wake, like someone set a vice around your head as you slept.…
TMJ, neck, shoulder and ear pain as well as headaches should be resolved first prior to clear aligners. Here’s why…
Clenching or bruxism have recently been linked to sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. Because of these new findings, The American College of Prosthodontics recommends that dentists screen for Sleep Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD) in all patients who clench or will undergo restorative dentistry.
Numerous evolutionary shifts have taken place that prevent us from breathing properly. You may not even notice you don’t breath well through your nose because from an early age you started breathing through your mouth to compensate for these evolutionary changes.
As a result of the retracted narrow face of the human today, over 50% of the population has airway pathology.
Did you know that approximately 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder? And of this 70 million, an estimated 80 percent are undiagnosed? And it’s likely that these individuals will remain undiagnosed for the rest of their lives.