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4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

Whether you just ate something with garlic or you’re trying to curb your hunger, we all tend to chew gum from time to time. However, if you are a regular gum chewer, it is important to know how this habit impacts your body. From your teeth to your stomach, chewing gum can negatively impact your […]

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How are headaches related to dental health?

How are headaches related to dental health?

If you suffer from headaches, your dentist can help! By visiting the dentist you will be able to find out if your headaches are related to dental pain, such as your bite. Many people might  often experience frequent headaches as the result of a toothache or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). What is the link […]

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How to treat TMD

How to treat TMD

Before treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder can begin, a diagnosis from your dentist in Atlanta is needed. If you are searching for a treatment for TMD, then you probably already have been diagnosed with this condition. Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia can work with you to provide proper […]

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How to treat sleep apnea in the dental office

How to treat sleep apnea in the dental office

There are many people who suffer from snoring or sleep apnea. The fact that you might miss is that you may be suffering from this condition too. People who suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, or both, will often visit their family doctor or an ENT specialist for further diagnosis. However, you might be skipping a […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

What is Sleep Apnea?

While you might think that snoring isn’t something to be overly concerned about, you might want to reconsider that opinion. Loud, frequent snoring might be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. However, it is important to distinguish between snoring and […]

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What is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is a complicated condition. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 10 million Americans suffer from this jaw disorder. However, we continue to search for what exactly causes it. As the search continues, though, we begin to learn what works best for treatment, potential causes […]

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How to know if your child is just tired or its sleep apnea

How to know if your child is just tired or its sleep apnea

While you are preparing for back-to-school with your children, let’s talk about sleep. As you know, after a long day at school your child might come home feeling tired. That’s normal, right? Most likely. However, what if they’re constantly tired because they are suffering from sleep apnea? Would you know the difference? It’s ok if […]

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August brings back to school stress and TMD

August brings back to school stress and TMD

Ugh, it’s that time again. It’s back-to-school madness. With all the events of getting back into school and buying supplies, it can be extremely stressful. However, when stress occurs you might also experience pain–from headaches to jaw pain. And when pain occurs, diagnosis and treatment are necessary. Whether it is simply stress related or if […]

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Here’s a recap about sleep apnea

Here’s a recap about sleep apnea

Snoring loudly often leads to bad jokes and middle of the night elbow jabs. However, snoring is no laughing matter. Loud, disruptive snoring may strain relationships, but it might also signal obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can lead to: High Blood Pressure. Heart Attacks. Diabetes. Car Accidents Due to Sleepiness While Driving. It is estimated […]

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Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Chronic pain might rule the world around you, but that is no way to live your life. If you have ever experienced pain or a pop when yawning, talking, or chewing it is called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area of the body where the jaw meets the temporal bone on […]