Dental phobia is a serious condition that can prevent those who struggle with it from seeking needed care for their teeth and gums. Increased anxiety or general discomfort with dental visits is far from uncommon, but its consequences can be profound – and if fear of the dentist is preventing you... Read More
Many patients have been advised that jaw surgery is necessary to correct their TMJ pain, underbites, overbites, and facial asymmetry. This is not always the correct tmj treatment and is not always needed. In fact, it is often not the best treatment and is certainly not predictable. The two... Read More
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the important work done by dental hygienists and focused on educating patients to help optimize at-home oral hygiene routines.
How much do you know about dental hygiene? Take our short quiz to find out. Then give our Houston... Read More
Dr. Ronald Konig has been voted the Top TMJ Dentist in Houston by Living Magazine. This reader’s choice award is an honor and Dr. Konig is grateful to know that the services he provides have been able to assist so many men and women living in and around Houston, TX.
In addition to being voted the... Read More
TMJ comes with a variety of symptoms. Many of these can occur outside of the immediate jaw area, a factor that often leads to misdiagnosis of this common disorder. Sadly, when TMJ is not properly diagnosed, treatments that rely heavily on medications – sometimes dangerous opioids – are the most... Read More
Different designs in Cosmetic Dentistry can allow tooth size to be changed with the use of porcelain veneers. Specialized designs can be used to widen or narrow teeth as well as create a broader smile. This case portrays a young man who presented with discolored and undersized lateral incisors. ... Read More
August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day. Ironic, somewhat, that this day occurs in August, which is also National Coffee Month – and coffee, as we all know, can leave the breath less than desirable. In fact, many things that we put into our mouths can make the breath smell bad.
Some of the worst... Read More
Mouth breathing dries the oral cavity. This can, in turn, result in chronic bad breath and persistent dry mouth. It can also increase risks for gum disease, cavities, and general oral discomfort. Mouth breathers tend to have swollen and red gum tissue, likely a result of excessive drying and a loss... Read More
Articles about sleep apnea and TMJ pain can be found throughout literature with hundreds of scientific studies. There is a connection. Interestingly, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), released clear and concise information regarding sleep apnea, stating that sleep apnea has become a national... Read More
There are many signs of TMJ and Bad Bite issues that are very often overlooked. Patients do not have to have tmj pain in the jaw joints to have significant problems that range from:
1) Neck or cervical pain or alignment
2) Poor Body Posture
3) Teeth Misalignment
4) Snoring or Airway issues
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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. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us today for a personal consultation.