Does Sleep Apnea ‘Inspire’ You?

Recently, people have been talking about a new technique to treat sleep apnea. The Inspire system was developed for people who do not tolerate the CPAP device very well. In this blog we will discuss why Inspire was developed and if it might be a viable alternative for certain people who suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition... read more »

Oral Cancer and TMD- Coincidence or Correlation?

There are so many factors involved with TMD (temporomandibular disorder) that it can make one’s head spin. When it comes to analyzing TMJ disorders, there are many factors that need to be examined. One of the first pieces to the puzzle is actually a palpation exam where the dentist presses on the various muscle groups to determine if any are... read more »

The Case for Tongue Exercises – REALLY?

Dear Readers, yes, tongue exercises are really a thing. It’s called myofunctional therapy. What you do is you learn how to stretch and move the tongue in different directions so it does not get flaccid (limp) over time, and this keeps the airway more open because the adjacent muscles will tend to be in better shape! So, think of it... read more »

Myths about TMJ and Sleep

TMJ and sleep disorders are very common but not really understood.  This can explain why myths or misconceptions are out there.  The other side of this coin is this is also commonly misdiagnosed because symptoms vary from person to person and are similar to other problems.  One example of similarities is with Lyme Disease.  This is caused by a tick... read more »