Many people know TMJ dysfunction manifests itself in many ways ranging from headaches to neckaches and even tinnitus. So how does one diagnose what TMJ is? Believe it or not one of the last things that should be looked at is the teeth! TMJ dysfunction causes strain, stress, and pain in the... Read More
Some cosmetic dentistry cases need to be done for functional and esthetic purposes, termed functional cosmetic dentistry. In the photos below, it is easy to see his bad bite caused an aging smile along with receding gums. Advanced porcelain veneer protocols were used to correct his smile.... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Disclaimer: The information throughout this cosmetic dentistry website is not intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided by Ronald W. Konig, DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIAPA is intended to provide general information regarding cosmetic, sedation, and neuromuscular dentistry including dental bonding, porcelain veneers, tooth whitening and TMJ treatment for residents of Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Galveston, Sugar Land, Baytown and nearby areas in Houston. This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us today for a personal consultation.