added on: October 27, 2021

We see a number of patients for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, known as TMD. In the general public, this is commonly referred to as “TMJ”, although TMJ is an abbreviation for the jaw joints. The “disorder” part comes in to play when the joints are frequently strained, which can result in… Read More…


added on: October 11, 2021

As Halloween approaches, I always remember seeing “The Wizard of Oz” as a young girl. Like most children, the wicked witches’ green face and sharp features were terrifying. So, it was almost a relief when water thrown by Dorothy to put out her broom’s fire ended up being her demise…. Read More…


added on: September 28, 2021

Any injury that requires an “emergency” visit is traumatic. When it comes to having a tooth “knocked out,” it can be an emotionally complex experience. Dental “avulsion” is when a tooth has been knocked completely out, even if it is hanging by tooth root tissues. Typically, these injuries cause excessive… Read More…


added on: August 30, 2021

Although our ‘public’ smiles are temporarily concealed behind masks, the masking requirement is one that will be resolved in due time. As vaccination rates go up and boosters are readily available, we will all be able to breathe a little easier and resume the act of smiling! So, why should… Read More…


added on: July 12, 2021

If you’re a regular reader of my write-ups, you’ve likely become familiar with my unique understanding of the issues surrounding TMJ disorders. As a neuromuscular dentist, I am able to intricately assess the individual structures of patients who display common symptoms associated with TMJ dysfunction. To refresh you on temporomandibular… Read More…



added on: March 26, 2021

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? This question reminds me of bruxism (bruk-siz-um), a condition that causes grinding and clenching of teeth. Although most people who brux do so during sleep (sleep bruxism), a growing number of American adults are experiencing the problem during waking hours. People who… Read More…


added on: March 16, 2021

A neighbor recently had an entry way and adjoining living area repainted. With a new coat of paint, the entire area had a significantly improved appearance. Sometimes, small changes can make a dramatic difference. In our Shelby Township dental office, we often find that is true for smile enhancement. In… Read More…


added on: January 26, 2021

It’s becoming a distant memory of yesteryear for those who can recall the “bunny ears” that sat on the tops of televisions. Used to pick up broadcast signals, many baby boomers recall childhood viewing required adjusting the extended rods of antenna or adding aluminum foil for a clear (but often… Read More…


added on: December 9, 2020

For people who are familiar with the term “TMJ,” most think of it as a problematic condition of the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of your head just in front of the ears, get quite the workout all day, every day. They are what connect your lower… Read More…


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