Dr. Konig's Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Houston Cosmetic Dentist Serving Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, & Nearby Areas of Texas

September 15, 2017
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
Category: TMJ
September 11, 2017
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 17, 2017
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
August 07, 2017
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
Category: TMJ
August 06, 2017
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
July 25, 2017
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  ... Read More
July 21, 2017
Can TMJ be treated without surgery? Indeed. And in this short video, Patty, one of our patients, discusses the popping in her jaw that brought her into our office, and the nonsurgical TMJ treatment that produced lasting relief. To learn how we can help you address your TMJ without surgery, please... Read More
Category: TMJ
July 13, 2017
The TMJ and Neck Connection Those truly involved in treating TMJ pain and facial pain are very aware that neckaches and headaches are a common complaint and problem with these patients.  There are many issues that can cause TMJ dysfunction.  Many of these are occlusal (bite) related.  Whether a... Read More
Category: TMJ
July 07, 2017
Can Myofunctional therapy be an effective treatment for TMJ? In this short video, one of our patients discusses her experience with headache relief following Myofunctional therapy along with other benefits her treatment has facilitated. If you struggle with chronic head pain or any of the other... Read More
Category: TMJ
June 27, 2017
Cosmetic Dentistry is an artform that can be used in many ways to create more youthful and natural smiles.  Using porcelain veneers artistically is one aspect of creating smiles that look and feel good.  Simply placing a monochromatic colored veneer will not create a beautiful smile. Short Teeth... Read More
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry