Does TMJ cause Neck and Back Pain?

Does TMJ cause Neck and Back Pain?

The Link Between TMJ and Neck and Back Tension     Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a condition that affects the joints connecting the jawbone to the skull. It can cause a wide range of symptoms, including pain in the jaw, face, and neck, as well as...

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What Causes Tongue Tie?

What Causes Tongue Tie?

How do Tongues get Tied?     What stimulates the mouth and jaw structure to grow larger and stronger is heavy chewing pressure and eating hard foods. The human diet has become progressively softer and we put less pressure on our jaws, teeth and facial bones....

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Does the DNA Appliance Straighten Teeth

Does the DNA Appliance Straighten Teeth

Can the DNA Appliance Be Used to Align Teeth     The DNA Appliance is a adult palatal expander. The DNA naturally stimulates new bone growth in the dental arches. As a result there will be more room in the mouth. And yes the DNA will straighten teeth. But...

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What is Tongue Tie?

What is Tongue Tie?

About Tongue Ties?     Tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition that affects the movement of the tongue and is present at birth. It occurs when the frenulum, a small piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is too...

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How to Cure TMJ Permanently

How to Permanently Cure TMJ     TMJ can be cured permanently using a combination of specialized palatal expanders, posture correction, myofunctional therapy and breathing exercises. The orthodontic expanders create more space and balance in the dental...

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What is TMJ

What is TMJ

What is the "TMJ" or Temporomandibular Joint?     TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. The TMJ is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. It is a small joint located in front of the ear on either side of the head. The TMJ is responsible for...

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DNA Appliance and Homeoblock Comparison

DNA Appliance and Homeoblock Comparison

The DNA Appliance is Similar to the Homeoblock     The Homeoblock is the godfather of all adult palatal expanders. It has been in use for over 30 years. The DNA and the Homeoblock look very similar in appearance with the exception of the different spring...

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How to Clean the DNA and Homeoblock Appliances

How to Clean the DNA and Homeoblock Appliances

Best Strategies to Maintain the Homeoblock and DNA appliances     The DNA and Homeobock appliances are to be worn 10 - 16 hours per day. We advise our patients to brush their teeth after dinner and wear the devices through the night. For most people that...

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Does the DNA Appliance Straighten Teeth

How Often should the DNA Appliance be adjusted?

How frequently should the DNA Appliance get Expanded?     The short answer is once the jaw has grown larger the DNA appliance needs to be expanded. The appliance needs to be expanded to keep up with an increase in jaw size. Assuming the DNA appliance has...

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Link Between Airway Problems and Bad Posture

Link Between Airway Problems and Bad Posture

How do Airway and Breathing Problems cause Bad Posture?   Airway problems including sleep apnea, mouth breathing and upper airway resistance syndrome cause a variety of painful problems. Treating the root cause of these problems is what The TMJ Sleep and Breath...

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