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5 Jaw Exercises to Help Alleviate Chronic Pain

August 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:26 pm
woman with jaw pain

TMD pain can be debilitating. Making it hard to open and close your mouth, you may feel as if there is little to no hope for your condition. Fortunately, when working with a sleep dentist, you’ll find there are several options to improve your jaw pain, one of which is performing jaw exercises. Read on to learn more about five of the most unique ones you can use while in the comfort of your own home.

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TMJ in Women: What This Means For Your Oral Health

July 19, 2022

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a woman battling TMJ

Are you a woman who is suffering from intense jaw pain? Do you regularly wake with headaches or find it difficult to open and close your mouth, especially when eating? If so, you may have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Although common in men, the research states that women between the ages of 18 and 44 are at a much higher risk. Read on to learn why this is the case and what it means for your oral health.

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The Connection Between Migraines and TMJ

June 3, 2022

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Woman with migraine

Do you suffer from debilitating migraines? This unfortunate condition can make day-to-day life extremely difficult. Taking medicines and attempting to eliminate stress may only do so much, but have you considered whether they might be tied to another potential problem? Could migraines and TMJ be closely connected? This article helps to answer this question as well as provide a solution to help you get relief from the pain.

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3 Benefits to Sleeping with a Weight Blanket

May 12, 2022

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woman with a weighted blanket

For years now, weighted blankets have been viewed as a beneficial solution for children and adults who suffer from disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or even Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Because of their ability to soothe, parents often turned to them to help their little ones sleep better. But did you know they can also be beneficial to individuals who suffer from anxiety and sleep apnea? In this article, we’ll look at how they work and what benefits they offer to someone dealing with the inability to rest.

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CPAP Machine Recalled? An Oral Appliance Is a Great Alternative

April 8, 2022

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a sleep apnea oral appliance

Did you know there are millions of people in the United States living with sleep apnea? Did you also know that an estimated two million individuals were recently affected by a recall of various BiPAP and CPAP machines by Philips Respironics? If you are one of the many who are now looking for an alternative solution to treat your sleep condition, learn why oral appliance therapy might just be what you need to start sleeping better.

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Discover the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

March 21, 2022

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a drowsy driver

Do you ever fear you will become drowsy while driving? If you suffer from sleep apnea, this is a real concern that can have fatal consequences. Chronic fatigue can take a toll on your mind and body in many ways. If you want to avoid falling asleep at the wheel, it’s time to learn about the symptoms of sleep apnea and how your dentist can be your greatest ally in helping you achieve better rest.

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Which Celebrities Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

February 12, 2022

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a doctor with the words “sleep apnea”

Suffering from sleep apnea in Powell, OH can be exhausting. Not only does it cause fatigue, depression, moodiness, and the inability to breathe properly, but you may feel as if no one else understands the difficulties that come with it. The good news is that you’re not alone. Millions of individuals battle obstructive sleep apnea and long for a better night’s rest, even your favorite celebrities. Read on to learn more about this common condition as well as who in Hollywood can relate to your situation.

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Is There a Link Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea?

January 3, 2022

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woman lying awake at night feeling anxious

Living with anxiety and sleep apnea can be a debilitating and often, disheartening experience. While closing your eyes and letting your mind dream often helps to alleviate the concerns and worries you’re experiencing, the inability to achieve a full night’s rest can make day-to-day life much more challenging. Fortunately, a sleep dentist is here to explain the connection between the two disorders and what you can do to get the help you need.

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5 Dangers of Untreated Jaw Pain

December 10, 2021

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man dealing with TMJ pain

Headaches and jaw pain can be bothersome, but if you have a high tolerance for discomfort, you may not think much of it and instead, continue to push it off hoping it will simply go away on its own. Unfortunately, TMJ pain isn’t something that just dissipates over time. If you’re unsure whether to seek the help of a professional, here are five potential dangers that can develop if you forgo necessary treatment.

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4 Ways to Minimize Jaw Pain While at Home

November 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:20 pm
man in bed experiencing TMD pain

Dealing with chronic jaw pain at home can be debilitating. Being unable to eat, speak, or even sleep, may cause you to wonder if there is any hope for your situation. Seeing a reliable professional who can implement proven treatments is necessary, but what can you do in the meantime? Here are four unique ways to minimize pain and achieve temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) relief while at home.

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