Understanding the Tongue, Airway, and Facial Growth

Many of our TMJ, overbite, and underbite patients are seeking answers to why their faces developed the way they have and why changes occurred with growth or after conventional orthodontics.  This video is highly informative and helps patients get a better understanding of the changes that occur and how it is important to look at …

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Are There Alternatives to Jaw Surgery for TMJ and Overbites?

TMJ is often a painful and debilitating condition that can also affect individuals facial features.  Sadly, too many times patients think orthognathic jaw surgery or plastic surgery is there only choice. What Options Do I Have If I have TMJ pain and/or a bad overbite? The first line of treatment is to find out what …

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A Strange Connection

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD, doesn’t only affect the jaw. The truth is that its reach goes far beyond the jaw. TMJD can actually negatively impact the entire upper body, from the head to the neck and even the lower back as muscles and nerves are pulled out of alignment and their natural …

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Poor Posture

Did you know you may have some bad oral habits that you may not even notice? These can include actions just as lip sucking, finger sucking, biting your nails or chewing on items like pens or pencils. If you’re also grinding your teeth, these things could be contributing to issues with your jaw health and …

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Seeing the Signs?

Has your dentist mentioned that your teeth are sensitive, cracked, chipped or worn down? If you or your dentist have noticed these things, you may want to take the time to talk about temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. While in many cases TMJ disorder can cause symptoms like jaw joint pain, difficulty opening and closing your mouth, …

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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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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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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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