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Car Accident Trauma's Impact on the TMJ

One of the most common causes of TMJ disorder is trauma to the joint. Large-scale trauma such as car accidents are major contributors to trauma-induced TMJ disorder cases. In 2020, there were 35,766 crashes involving 54,272 motor vehicles. Because of the gravity of the number of crashes, understanding how one...

Nathan Pratt June 21, 2022

Can Sleep Apnea Make You Gain Weight?

Unexplained weight gain can be a frustrating thing to try and battle. If your diet and activity levels haven't changed significantly, but the scale keeps going up, it could be due to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to weight gain, but weight gain can also lead to sleep apnea....

Nathan Pratt June 21, 2022

Noninvasive TMD Treatment Plans

If you're struggling with TMD pain, the last thing you want to do is sign up for an invasive procedure that will cause more pain. Some of the most powerful barriers to patients seeking treatment include cost and anxiety over invasive treatment plans. To support patients and remove these items...

Nathan Pratt June 21, 2022

4 Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

The last thing anyone wants to find out is that they're sick or have some kind of condition that threatens to make them sick. Sleep apnea is one of those diagnoses that no one looks forward to receiving. The implications of unknowingly suffering from sleep apnea can be life-threatening, making...

Nathan Pratt June 21, 2022

The Heart and Mouth Connection

APRIL 23, 2020 The Heart and Mouth Connection by Dr. Jennifer Wallace According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease will claim an estimated 600,000 lives this year, making it America’s number one killer. Did you know that heart disease and oral health are linked? There...

Nathan Pratt October 21, 2021

Tired of Being Tired?

APRIL 23, 2020 Tired of Being Tired? by Dr. Jennifer Wallace Sleep, Breathe, and Live Better! One of the first descriptions of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) sufferer is attributed to the novelist Charles Dickens, who described ‘‘Joe’’ in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, published in 1836. Joe...

Nathan Pratt October 21, 2021

Effects of Mouth Breathing on Facial Growth

APRIL 22, 2020 Effects of Mouth Breathing on Facial Growth by Dr. Jennifer Wallace Breathing is an essential part of life. However, it’s such a natural part of life that most people don’t ever think about it. For instance, do you know whether your child breathes through their nose or...

Nathan Pratt October 21, 2021

Facial Growth and Airways

MARCH 29, 2020 Facial Growth and Airways by Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort 21st Century Orthodontics– Don’t Just Straighten Teeth…Increase Your Face Value!!! As parents we absolutely want what is best for our children in every way. Many parents are well aware of the specific milestones that our children should reach...

Nathan Pratt October 21, 2021