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How to Treat Your TMJ Disorder With Facial Rejuvenation Jan 6th, 2022

When you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you may experience jaw pain and headaches that don’t seem to quit. Because this joint helps you chew and talk, TMJ-related problems can make ordinary things seem very difficult. Luckily, facial rejuvenation has the ability to help ease your discomfort. Our team...

The Many Treatments for Facial Pain Dec 13th, 2021

Facial pain has a number of different causes, and each one can lead to discomfort on a daily basis; at times, it can be excruciating. Whether your facial pain is related to clenching your teeth or a more serious condition, it’s wise to seek treatment as soon as possible. Luckily,...

Can Oral Appliance Therapy Treat My Sleep Apnea? Nov 7th, 2021

Snoring is sometimes an annoying, but harmless, side effect of having a cold or drinking a few too many alcoholic beverages. However, in other cases, it’s caused by a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A CPAP machine is the traditional treatment to keep your airway open while you’re...

Understanding What's Causing You to Snore Oct 8th, 2021

You’ve most likely heard someone snoring loudly at some point — so you know it’s not a very pleasant sound. But have you been told that you snore? You may be surprised by that accusation if you don’t know it’s even happening. Getting to the bottom of your snoring problem...

How Facial Rejuvenation Can Make You Look Younger Sep 6th, 2021

It’s no surprise that as you get older, the skin on your face begins to show signs of aging. This includes wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. Even if you take the best care of your skin, things like the sun and genetics can work against you. Facelifts are expensive...

How Cold Laser Therapy Works Aug 10th, 2021

Have you ever woken up in the morning with jaw pain and extreme headaches? Does your jaw ever lock up, making it a challenge to eat? If so, you might be dealing with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This disorder is relentless, but cold laser therapy has the ability to...

When a CPAP Might Be Right for You Aug 3rd, 2021

If you or your partner snores, you know it can be both annoying and embarrassing. But if you wake up most mornings feeling fatigued or dealing with a headache, your snoring problem may be due to a condition known as sleep apnea. This is a dangerous disorder that causes you...

5 Treatments for Your Facial Pain Jun 23rd, 2021

If you suffer from facial pain, it’s not an uncommon problem. Whether you’re dealing with pain from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or you’ve suffered an injury, facial pain can make your life really unbearable at times, especially when it’s difficult to find the right treatment to keep your pain...

It's Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea May 14th, 2021

Snoring is a common problem for about 40% of men and 24% of women, and in many cases, it’s little more than a nuisance (especially for your sleep partner). Other times, though, snoring can be a sign of a more serious health problem called sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a...

Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Sleep Enough Apr 21st, 2021

If you’re struggling with insomnia or a related sleep disorder like sleep apnea, the long-term impact on your body may be harsh. Katharine Christian, DMD, at The Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center can help you manage your sleep issues, so you can start on the path to better physical health....

Common Causes of TMJ Mar 22nd, 2021

About 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a chronic condition that causes jaw pain and headaches. Fortunately, there are treatments for TMJ. The first step is determining the underlying cause. At The Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center, Katharine Christian, DMD, offers patient-centered, customized treatment for TMJ, focused...

The Link Between Obesity and Sleep Apnea Feb 28th, 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition that interferes with your ability to breathe normally during sleep. People with OSA may stop breathing hundreds of times a night, and each interruption may be so brief that many people don’t realize it’s happening.  As many as 9% of American adults...