added on: July 15, 2024

Occasionally, we see new patients who have problems that, to their surprise, is not normal. Five of these are listed below… Seeing blood in the sink when brushing teeth        There is a misconception that scrubbing teeth so rigorously that they bleed is a sign of doing a… Read More…


added on: June 29, 2024

Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that create big problems. This is especially true when it comes to the TMJ, the jaw joints. TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints. These joints, located on each side of the head just in front of the ears, are what make it possible… Read More…




added on: June 12, 2024

The human body is a miraculous structure. Throughout it, the skeletal system makes up about 12 – 15% of its body weight. Through adolescence, a cycle of bone renewal and growth occurs. By our 20s, the cycle of bone growth peaks and renewal begins to slowly decline. In mid-life, a… Read More…



added on: May 15, 2024

Obesity is having a BMI over 30% of the body’s weight – nearly one-third of the body’s weight as fat. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Michigan has an “obesity prevalence” of 34.5%. While some states are higher and some lower, that’s not good. Weight is… Read More…


added on: May 11, 2024

There are certain things that make people stand-offish. For example, there may be worries about deodorant wearing off and concerns of body odor. Or, a cat owner may sniff the air frequently inside their home to detect signs of a litter box. Scents are amazing things. Science has found that… Read More…



added on: April 17, 2024

Several weeks ago, I watched a news clip on the severe over-treatment of TMJ disorders. It included interviews of several female patients who had endured horrific surgeries that were ineffective, and even disfiguring. As a neuromuscular dentist, this was frightening to watch for me, and sad. While over the years,… Read More…


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