Category Archives: oral appliance therapy

3 Tips for Recognizing TMJ Disorders

by Dr. Gemmi on October 12, 2017

You probably know a friend or family member who has a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, but do you really understand what it is? And most importantly would you recognize the symptoms of it if you were to experience it? How do you know if that twinge in the jaw is something serious or not? Here are 3 tips for recognizing and treating TMJ Disorders: The TMJ joints are on either side of the back of your jaw and are responsible for the proper movement of the lower mandible. There is...

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3 Ways Oral Appliance Therapy Can Treat Sleep Disorders

by Dr. Gemmi on July 27, 2017

It might surprise you to know that your sleep health is connected to your oral health in so many ways that certain dentists specialize in using oral appliance therapy to treat sleep disorders. If you suffer from a sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea or are a loud snorer, wearing an oral appliance might help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall health. First, you are probably asking, what exactly is oral appliance therapy? Well, it is where you wear a...

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