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January 25, 2021
What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that is characterized as pauses in your breathing. It can also be classified as shallow, superficial breaths while you sleep. The pauses in your breathing can last from a couple seconds to a few minutes. As an example, during an hour of sleep, you can stop breathing anywhere from […]

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December 25, 2020
What is "TMJ Dentistry"?

When you are living with a TMJ Disorder, you are most likely in pain for most of the day, every day. Living in pain is not living at all. Since most TMJ Disorders are caused by dental problems, yes - your bite is the culprit, West Kelowna dentist Dr. Shauna Palmer is able to provide effective TMJ Treatment.

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November 25, 2020
Wondering what’s causing your neck pain? It could be your teeth

Do you feel like your entire life revolves around dealing with severe neck pain? Are you frustrated because no one has been able to figure out the source of your problem? What is causing this persistent strain that literally is 'a pain in the neck'? If this sounds familiar, then it may interest you to […]

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October 25, 2020
Can TMJ cause facial pain?

TMJ joints can be strained therefore, pain can be felt in the eyes, ears, mouth, forehead, cheeks, tongue, teeth, throat, and jaws. Commonly referred to as 'Facial Pain'. Why talk to a dentist about facial pain? It might ... be your bite! Everything wears out. So do your teeth. When your teeth are misaligned because of injury, gaps, […]

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September 25, 2020
Why does TMJ make my ear hurt?

Your TMJ Joint (temporomandibular joint) is close to the auditory canal, so pain and inflammation in your TMJ can transfer to the ear. Ear ringing (also know as Tinnitus) can also be an effect of a TMJ disorder. Because inflammation of TMJ dysfunction occurs in the temporomandibular joint and muscles near the ear, the inflammation caused by […]

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August 25, 2020
Why does my jaw ache on one side?

Do you suffer from jaw pain? 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. Jaw pain is often caused by jaw misalignment. This causes jaw pain because of the strain that’s placed upon the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments […]

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July 25, 2020
Can TMJ cause migraines?

Reports have shown that the impact of migraines is a major imposition in an individual’s productivity and lifestyle. If you suffer, you may take significant time away from work, it could hinder your job performance when you are there, it can place restrictions on your daily activities and they disrupt relationships.

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June 25, 2020
Is TMJ Disorder serious?

Every person has a TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Not every person has a TMJ Disorder. When you experience TMJ symptoms like: Pain or tenderness of your jaw Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints Aching pain in and around your ear Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing Aching facial pain Locking of the joint, […]

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March 25, 2020
How do dental veneers work?

If you’re ashamed of your teeth, you don’t have to be. You can fix their appearance with dental veneers. Made of thin shells of ceramic materials, they are permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are custom-made and custom-colored so you, or anyone else, won’t be able to tell the difference between them and your […]

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March 5, 2020
What’s the difference between a dental crown and a bridge?

Simply put, a crown is used when there is some sort of structural issue with a tooth, like if the tooth is cracked or fractured. Teeth may also require crowns after a root canal has been done. A bridge, on the other hand, is used when one tooth or multiple teeth are missing and are best […]

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