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TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint syndrome, sometimes called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD) is a disorder that includes pain in the temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.   Common causes of TMJ syndrome are: Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) Increased stress Crooked (misaligned)...

Today, approximately three-quarters of Americans are affected by crooked or misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth are more than a simple aesthetic issue. They can worsen over time and adversely affect your overall health.   Here are some common types of misaligned teeth: Crowding Spacing Deep bite Open...

It’s estimated that 1 in 5 adults have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and 85% of those people have never been diagnosed, and don’t even know that they have a serious medical condition! OSA is a condition where you stop actively breathing in your sleep due to...

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