Salt Lake City Dentist Blog

TMJ Pain Caused by Sleep Disorders or Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Sep 18, 2017 4:35:55 PM

It is estimated that as many as 30% of the population has some form of temperomandibular joint disorder. This is commonly referred to as TMJ. TMJ disorders affect the jaw joint including the ligaments and joint capsule, and the muscles that support the jaw and the head and neck. Oftentimes there is a history of trauma associated with the TMJ disorders, but new research is showing that there is a strong correlation between those that have sleep disorders and having a TMJ disorder. It has been found that 40% of "TMJ" patients have one or more sleep disorders. It has become incumbent for a dentist evaluating a patient for a TMJ problem to screen for sleep disorders and to make an appropriate referral to their physician or a sleep specialist for evalutation.

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Utah Dental Association Meeting 2017

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 28, 2017 4:56:45 PM

The past 2 days our team has participated in the annual Utah Dental Association Meeting that is held at the Salt Palace, in downtown Salt Lake City. The convention has a space where vendors show their latest products and services and classes aimed at teaching new techniques, updating existing dental treatments, and things to consider to improve patient care and teamwork.

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Tags: Salt Lake City, Continuing Education

Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on May 17, 2016 12:07:37 PM

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Tags: prevention, NTI

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Boosts Your Oral Health

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on May 10, 2016 9:35:14 PM

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Tags: prevention

How Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on May 5, 2016 11:10:23 AM

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Tags: prevention, TMJ

Are Sports and Energy Drinks Damaging Your Teeth?

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 26, 2016 10:00:13 AM

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Tags: cavities, prevention

What to Do About Congenitally Missing Teeth

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 19, 2016 1:35:05 PM

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Tags: Dental Implants, prevention, dentures, missing teeth

Don’t Forget To Clean Your Tongue!

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Tags: prevention, Oral Hygiene

Why Is Fluoride So Good For Our Teeth?

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 5, 2016 12:54:10 PM

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Tags: prevention, fluoride

10 Fun Dental Facts You Probably Didn’t Know!

Posted by Jonathan Campbell on Mar 23, 2016 1:13:00 PM

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Tags: Smile, prevention

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