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What Does Sleep Apnea Have to Do with My Teeth?

Many of our newer patients are surprised to hear us asking about their quality of sleep.  To some, it may seem like sleep problems and dentistry are completely unrelated. There is a two-way link between dentistry and sleep-disordered breathing issues like sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition when a person […]

What Happens if I Don’t Wear My Nightguard?

If Dr. Chowning and our hygienists have recommended a nightguard for clenching or grinding, that means they have seen signs of damage to your teeth, gums, muscles or jaws.  As part of our commitment to preventive dentistry, we believe it is essential to catch these signs of damage as early as possible and give you […]

What You Need to Know About the TMJ

What is TMD? TMD stands for TemporoMandibular Disorder or Dysfunction. People commonly refer to this as “TMJ”. TMJ actually means TemporoMandibular Joint, and we all have two TMJ’s. TMD is what dentists refer to when the joint has a problem. There are many different types of problems and different levels of severity of these problems. […]