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Don't Grind Away Your Smile!

Grinding your teeth at night is largely out of your control; after all, you're asleep. That doesn't mean there's nothing you can do about it. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, doesn't just make your teeth and jaw hurt in the morning, it can also lead to various other side effects including...

Nathan Pratt January 18, 2022

Facial Symmetry and the Golden Ratio

One of the easiest ways to recognize Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is recognizing facial asymmetry. A dysfunctional jaw is reflected by a dysfunctional appearance. This noticeable effect can be seen in a person’s dental alignment or "bite." Dental misalignment causes strain on other facial structures such as muscles, nerves, and...

Nathan Pratt January 18, 2022

How the Jaw Affects Head Posture

  People are more sedentary than ever. We now spend hours hunched over a computer for work with little to no regard for how it will affect our posture long-term. To make matters worse, we spend an inordinate amount of time looking down at phones throughout the day, only exacerbating...

Nathan Pratt December 8, 2021