We can hardly believe that the holiday season is upon us and the new year is fast approaching. With a new year on the horizon, there is no better time to evaluate your TMD condition if you suffer from this common issue. In addition to the treatment we provide, leading a healthy lifestyle can ensure that your symptoms stay in the past. Read on to see if you are following the tips we suggest to lead a healthy lifestyle that helps your TMD symptoms.
We cannot believe that October has arrived! Now that it’s the middle of the month, you and your loved ones are probably busy celebrating and preparing for the arrival of Halloween. While we want everyone to enjoy all that Halloween has to offer, if you suffer from TMD, it is important to be mindful of your celebrations to ensure that your treatment and condition are not affected.
We can’t believe that the summer is coming to an end and September is here already. With the arrival of September, not only are students back to school and schedules resuming, but the cooler weather is also arriving. There are some people who dread the warmer weather and love it when the cooler weather arrives once again. People who suffer from TMD can have difficulty with their symptoms during the cold weather. Read on to learn how the colder weather this fall can affect your TMD symptoms.
It is not uncommon to feel stressed or overwhelmed from time to time. This is your body’s way of dealing with difficult situations. You may feel this way often if you have a high-pressure job that requires long hours and tough decisions, or perhaps you have a major event in your life, such as an upcoming wedding, that is causing you to feel overwhelmed. If you are regularly stressed, it can cause serious problems with your health. Stress can lead to problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
We think it’s safe to say that most people have a habit of doing something that isn’t the best for their overall health. Maybe they drink soft drinks all day long, or perhaps they regularly spend hours binge-watching TV series. Habits like these are not the healthiest. Anytime you do something for immediate gratification that may lead to a long-term problem, it is considered a “bad habit”. If you suffer from TMD, you may be engaging in certain bad habits daily that can affect your treatment. Read on to learn if there are any habits you need to break.
Dr. Tanya Kushner, DDS is excited to announce that Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW and Sleep Solutions NW are becoming one brand — Center for TMJ & Sleep Solutions NW. Patients will start to see the new name and logo starting July 10, 2023.
Do you work long hours at a computer, or do you enjoy sitting and scrolling on your phone aimlessly? If you suffer from TMD and you do both or either of these things, you may be causing more harm to yourself. The way you sit affects your posture, which is how you hold your body. When you are sitting, standing, or sleeping, you are displaying static posture. If you remember being reminded as a child to stand up straight or stop slouching, that was referring to your static posture. The way you hold your body can have a direct link to the symptoms of TMD. We want to share some gentle reminders of how your posture can affect your TMD symptoms. Read on to learn more.
If you recently received an oral appliance to help treat your sleep apnea or TMD condition, you are on your way to feeling better and improving your life. As you know, dealing with either sleep apnea or TMD can be a difficult journey to navigate and can lead to problems with your overall quality of life. It’s amazing that a small oral appliance can make such a difference, but it does and has helped countless patients. There is an adjustment period, especially if this is the first time you are wearing an oral appliance.
All of our patients, like you, come to our office because you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint disorder and are desperately in need of a treatment that will not only improve their symptoms but also their quality of life. While we use certain appliances to help our patients, there are many more that are used by other practices. One such appliance has recently made it into the news for the oral health complications it can cause its users. Continue reading to learn more about the article and the appliance that is causing the trouble.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are involved in car accidents. While we hate to discuss something as severe as a car accident, we feel it is important to know how this experience can impact your TMD or lead to new or different symptoms. Depending on the type and severity of the car accident, there is a chance that you will experience TMD for the first time or, if you have already been diagnosed, you may experience a flare-up of symptoms.