In Through the Nose

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How often do you think about your breathing? Maybe when you’re out of breath or your nose is stuffed up, making breathing difficult. But, do you think about whether you’re breathing through your mouth or your nose? Do you know that nasal breathing is much more effective than mouth breathing? Find out more about nasal …

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Say This Three Times Fast

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Ever hear of myofunctional therapy? Myofunctional therapy is just one tool Dr. Konig uses to treat health conditions such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, sleep apnea and tooth grinding. It works by using a series of basic – yet specific – exercises that help to retrain the muscles of the mouth and tongue to overcome bad …

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Fluctuations and Sleeping Changes

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Women who are gearing up for or currently going through menopause may notice a few changes as hormones ebb and flow. Some of these changes cause not-so-fun side effects, such as hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain and even the chance of developing breathing issues, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These side effects can be …

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Take Care of This, Too

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Are you newly diagnosed as living with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)? If so, you’ve probably had a lot of information thrown at you all at once – information about triggers for your condition, how to reduce symptoms, what medications to take, maybe even the best way to sleep and the foods you should eat (or …

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General Dentistry

Posted: November 13, 2019 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 …

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A Greater Risk

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. The condition, which is characterized by muscle stiffness, loss of motion control and tremors, does not have a cure. As if the condition was not bad enough, a new study has connected it to another painful disorder: temporomandibular joint …

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RA Equals TMJD?

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While there are many factors in developing temporomandibular joint disorder, including genetics, injury and age, individuals with an autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk. This is because individuals with the condition experience chronic inflammation of the joints and the tissues that surround them. The Jaw Joints When you think of the …

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Out of Order

The temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. It’s a big name for tiny joints that cause significant pain. These ball and socket joints hinge your lower jaw to your skull and work to open and close your jaw when you talk, eat, yawn, breathe or drink something. These joints allow the jaw to move back and forth, …

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Less Sleep May Mean More Risk

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Can sleep apnea increase your risk of getting cancer? According to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal, women with severe cases of sleep apnea may have an increased risk of developing cancer. But, the connection is not totally clear. One theory is that increased levels of nocturnal hypoxia — or time without …

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