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A History of Sleep Apnea: Learn the Facts

A History of Sleep Apnea: Learn the Facts

Sleep apnea has been observed since ancient times, even if a treatment or cause was not clear. In the late 19thcentury, the term ‘Pickwickian syndrome” was created to describe symptoms of sleep apnea. However, research concentrated on the patients’ obesity rather than the disordered breathing experienced during sleep. Then, in 1965, the first polysomnograph recorded […]

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Myth vs. Fact: Finding the Truth About Sleep Apnea

Myth vs. Fact: Finding the Truth About Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is not something to be ignored. However, there are various myths out there that might make you think you know everything about sleep apnea. For instance, sleep apnea causes the airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep and patients who are overweight are usually affected, but it can actually happen to anyone. […]

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Who is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

Who is at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are at an increased risk for health problems. However, effective treatment is available to help eliminate your symptoms and let you get a better night’s sleep. Anyone can develop sleep apnea, but certain factors put you at an increased risk. These risk factors include: Being Overweight Approximately 50% […]

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Women are More Likely to Develop TMJ Disorders than Men

Women are More Likely to Develop TMJ Disorders than Men

I might be repeating myself, but did you know that women are more likely to develop TMJ disorders than any other individual? It’s true! While women might be more prone to developing TMD, they can definitely make strides to prevent it from occurring. Pain Affects Everyone Differently That’s right. Pain does affect everyone differently. Headaches and […]

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Tinnitus and TMD: The Connection is Clear

Tinnitus and TMD: The Connection is Clear

Have you ever heard a “ringing” in your ears? If so, you might have experienced tinnitus at some point in your life. Tinnitus is often referred to as “ringing of the ears,” and can be one of the less common symptoms of TMJ disorders. Many patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) with coexisting […]

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What Groups are at Risk for TMD?

What Groups are at Risk for TMD?

When you are at risk, it increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition. It is possible to develop TMD with or without the risk factors listed below. However, if you have a number of the risk factors listed, it is important to ask your dentist what you might be able to do to […]

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Sports and Your Bite: What’s the Connection?

Sports and Your Bite: What’s the Connection?

With the Stanley Cup Final and NBA Final finished, do you ever wonder how healthy the players are? Sometimes we see players with mouth guards and others without—why is that? In the athletic world today, not everyone follows the rules. But one thing is for sure, though, there is a controlling relationship within the dental […]

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TMD is More Than Pain in Your Jaw

TMD is More Than Pain in Your Jaw

When you hear the term temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) what comes to mind? Many people automatically think pain in the jaw. While jaw pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMD, it is not the only one associated with this condition. To help you get to the bottom of your TMJ pain, Craniofacial […]

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What is Craniofacial Pain?

What is Craniofacial Pain?

You might have heard the term “Craniofacial Pain” before, but what does it mean? Well, craniofacial pain is a term that is often used to describe any chronic facial, neck or head pain you might be experiencing. The most common form of craniofacial pain is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It may even include migraine headaches, […]