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According to the National Sleep Foundation, 8 percent of adults grind their teeth during sleep. While it may not seem like that big of a deal, grinding your teeth can be a source of significant pain and problems for some individuals. Dr. Konig can help get to the cause of tooth grinding and help prevent future damage from grinding, too.

Do you smile in selfies? Do you speak to others with confidence? Or do you shy away from the camera, cover your mouth when you talk or avoid conversations altogether because you feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth? If you're struggling with the feeling that your smile is not beautiful enough and you want to realign your teeth to get the smile you want but have no idea where to begin, you've come to the right place.

By now, you probably already know that maintaining a healthy weight is critical to living a long and active life. You may have also heard that losing weight can help reduce your risk of developing illnesses such as heart disease or cancer. But, did you know that losing weight can also improve your jaw health and can help to ease the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder?

Has a dentist ever told you that your bite was perfect, but you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as pain, stiffness and feeling like your jaw is going to lock? You may be wondering if you can have a perfect bite but still have jaw or teeth problems? The fact of the matter is that, yes, you can.

As we get older, things change. Your hair changes color, maybe your waistline changes, and getting around can become more difficult. Things also get noisier; you may notice more creaking and popping in your knees, hips and back. But, have you noticed changes in your jaw joints? You may notice your jaw is creaking and popping and grinding more than it did before. Should you call Dr. Konig? The answer is yes!

Can your smartphone contribute to the development of temporomandibular joint disorder? Some say yes. Many individuals experience a condition known as "tech neck," where neck pain and poor posture develop from constantly looking down at a smartphone, tablet or other tech devices. Tech neck happens because the act of looking down adds between 10 and 60 pounds of extra weight and pressure on the head and cervical spine.

Everytime I have the opportunity to help patients with TMJ pain or sleep problems I am grateful to have the knowledge to help these patients.  There are so many kids and adults who do not function well due to not being able to breath at night.  I am encouraging you to take 2 minutes and watch Connor Deagans video that shares how important airway and breathing is to our well-being and life.