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Best Treatments for Bruxism

Do you find yourself clenching and grinding your teeth? Tooth clenching and grinding, technically known as bruxism, is a common cause of tooth wear and damage. Whether you’re grinding your teeth at night or during the day, it’s important to get it treated before it causes serious damage to your teeth. However, the treatment [...]

Secondary Effects of the Pandemic Include Cracked Teeth

Here in Anchorage, we have been only slightly impacted by the pandemic. Alaska has one of the lowest case totals in the country, with just under 6400 cases, and less than 50 total deaths. However, slightly impacted is not the same as unimpacted. And many people in our community are experiencing some of the [...]

Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

One of the biggest problems with headaches is figuring out what's causing them. Once we find a cause, we can usually find a treatment. But if you can't find the cause, you are probably still desperately in search of treatment. Are you an adult who suffers from chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet [...]

New Recommendations for Improving TMJ Treatment in the US

We all know that too many people with temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) don’t get adequate care. Between people dismissing their own symptoms, being ignored by their doctor, or getting misdiagnosed for their condition, it’s very hard for people to get proper care for their TMJ.  For years, researchers have been studying [...]

How a Misaligned Jaw Is Ruining Your Chance at a Good Night’s Rest

Do you ever wake up after sleeping a full eight hours, only to feel exhausted all day? Do you ever feel like, despite maintaining healthy sleep habits, you’re not getting the quality of sleep you need? Have you ever considered your sleep problems might be originating in your jaw? A misaligned bite – when the [...]

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