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TMJ Disorder and Lyme Disease have similar symptoms yet require very different treatments.  

Your jaw hurts, maybe you've got a headache, your neck is stiff, and you're having trouble remembering things. After searching the internet, calling your friend-of-a-friend doctor, and briefly letting your mind wander to all the...


Snoring may be considered an annoying habit to those who share a room with you.  However, if you experience pauses in your breath every 5 to 30 minutes per hour or more during sleep, or awake with a gasp, your snoring could be a telltale sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).



If you wake up with a sore jaw or exhausted from poor sleep, can a nighttime dental guard help with teeth grinding and/or snoring?

Over-the-Counter Dental Guard May Help

If your bed partner...

Track, Record, and Analyze to Determine Sleep Apnea Symptoms 

Have you ever been told by someone that you have a bad snoring habit? 

There are plenty of apps out there to help track if you’re snoring throughout the night. Collecting this information will improve your health as well as your...

Back to school planning also includes getting your kids ready to play sports. Don't wait until the last minute to get one of the most overlooked, but important pieces of equipment - the custom mouthguard or oral appliance.


Safeguard Their Smile

Mouthguards are...

Importance of Sleep for Teens - Photo by Vladislav Muslakov on Unsplash

Making Quality Sleep a Priority of School Year Routines

Just like a healthy diet, quality sleep is a major part of how well your teen’s academic year will go. Their attitude, their ability to learn, and their sports and extracurricular performance, are...

Is your CPAP machine putting a damper on your summer travel? 

Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business this summer, sleep apnea follows. Lighten your luggage load with a CPAP alternative – an oral appliance for sleep apnea. 

Traveling with a cumbersome CPAP machine can be...


What is Sleep Apnea?

Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. However, many people snore without experiencing sleep disorders.

Snoring is a sign of a partial upper-airway obstruction. During snoring the inability to inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide upsets the balance of oxygen and...



The international Headache Society classifies headaches related to TMJ Disorder as tension headaches characterized by dull, deep and constant aches. Headaches may occur more often in the morning or...


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life-threatening sleep disorder that negatively impacts the health and quality of life of millions of Americans.   

What’s Happening During Obstructive Sleep Apnea...


What Causes TMJ Ear Pain?

The temporomandibular joint is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the skull, and makes your jaw move. When the TMJ, gets worn down, through excessive grinding, jaw clenching, or other repetitive motions, the cartilage and other connective tissues get inflamed and...

One of the major causes for TMJ disorder is teeth grinding and clenching, a.k.a. Bruxism.

(Nighttime Bruxism/Clenching Guard)

Stress produces excess energy, which needs an outlet. This excess energy usually is dissipated via grinding, at night, or clenching during the day. Each produces extreme pressure on the...

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