Treating pain is one of Dr. Eddie Siman’s passions. He is a cosmetic dentist and doctor who specializes in treating conditions associated with the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint. This includes not only TMJ disorder, but bruxism, sleep apnea, misaligned jaws, and more.
Snoring can be obnoxious. Have you ever had a roommate or a partner that was absolutely impossible to sleep in the same room with? Everyone snores occasionally, but if someone is a chronic snorer, it may be indicative that something else might be wrong. Here are a few potential causes of snoring, and a couple of things that can be done to help someone snore a little less.
Beauty is subjective… or is it? Depending on who you ask, someone may posit the golden ratio as an argument to the contrary. It’s the mathematical equation believed to be the outline for facial perfection. The golden ratio certainly isn’t the only standard of beauty, but some may unconsciously aspire to it.
If you’re someone who had perfectly straight baby teeth, only to have them replaced by permanent, crooked teeth, you may wonder how you even got them in the first place. Misaligned teeth can be caused by a number of factors such as bad myofunctional habits, mouth trauma, poor nutrition, genetics, and evolution.
Since your teeth can affect your overall health, it’s important to know if you have a misaligned bite, or a malocclusion. Ideally, your front and lower teeth should fit together with the top teeth slightly overlapping the bottom teeth, but this doesn’t always occur, resulting in a malocclusion. There are two main types of malocclusions: underbite and overbite. But what is the difference between the two?
Do you clench or grind your teeth? Maybe you do it when you’re awake, or perhaps you do it in your sleep. Some people do it in response to stress and anxiety while others have no idea it’s even occurring. No matter when this happens, you might be suffering from bruxism, or teeth grinding. Find out the symptoms, causes and treatment for this condition and stop the damage.