Do You Have Difficulty Swallowing? It May Be Related to TMJ Disorder

Do you ever have a hard time swallowing?  Difficulty swallowing can be caused by a number of issues, one of which is TMJ disorder.  Many of the patients who visit Dr. Palmer’s office complain not only of jaw pain and headaches but also the inability to swallow with ease, also …

TN vs. TMJ Disorder: What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia and How Is It Treated?

Do you notice that your face hurts on a regular basis? Or, maybe your jaw hurts constantly and has been for a few months?  You might assume you have trigeminal neuralgia or TN. After all,  facial muscle pain is a major symptom of this disorder.  Unfortunately, this isn’t the only …

Is Oil Pulling Good for You? Why Try This Natural Dental Care Technique?

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All-natural dental practices, like oil pulling, are all the rage right now.  You might be wondering, though, just how safe and effective these dental homecare techniques really are.  Is oil pulling good for you? Does it play a helpful role in biological dentistry?  Read on to find out what your …

How We Can Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally with a Physiological Approach

How We Can Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally with a Physiological Approach

CPAP machines have been useful for many sleep apnea patients, but not all of them. For many people, trying to treat their condition this way misses the mark in two ways.  First, they are provided with a machine that is often uncomfortable and doesn’t always provide the results they want. …

Is Teeth Whitening Safe? Kelowna Dentist Explains

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Teeth can become stained for a variety of reasons. This can be surface stains due to coffee or smoking, or deeper discoloration that comes with age and genetics. If you’re finding that you want to whiten your smile, you may be worried about the safety of the procedure. So, is …

Signs of Mercury Toxicity – West Kelowna dentist explains

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Living in an industrial world, we are exposed to many environmental pollutants and harmful chemicals on a daily basis. They can be present anywhere from the air we breathe to the food we eat. While mercury is a naturally occurring element, industrialization has increased the additional risk of the chemical …

All-Natural Treatment for Tinnitus: Start by Treating TMJ Disorder First

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Do you deal with occasional – or even constant – ringing in your ears? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer with this condition, called tinnitus. It can be one of the most annoying conditions you’ll ever have to deal with – and finding a natural treatment for …

The Connection Between Jaw Pain, a Misaligned Bite, and Poor Posture

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Do you suffer from jaw pain or chronic headaches? If you do, you’re not alone. Millions of people experience these symptoms because of a condition called TMJ disorder, or TMD for short – temporomandibular disorder. Today, you’ll learn more about this condition, why it causes pain, and how it can …