Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth? Teeth grinding, called bruxism, can damage your teeth, cause face and jaw pain and headaches.  Side effects of teeth grinding include tooth loss, jaw pain, TMJ and facial changes.  Over time grinding your teeth can cause you to need crowns or dental implants. Causes of grinding vary and can include […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Grimshaw and Sleep Dentistry: Did you know Dr. Mandy Grimshaw has been treating patients with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) for two years with a custom orthotic called MicroO2? During her fellowship at LVI (Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies), Dr. Grimshaw, a neuromuscular dentist trained in sleep dentistry, used computer technology K7, to […]

SENSITIVE TEETH

Temperature extremes shouldn’t be painful to your teeth. If you wince when sipping or eating hot or cold food , then you probably have “sensitive teeth”.  Sensitivity to temperature can have many causes. Cavities Tooth grinding Worn enamel Exposed roots Chipped or cracked teeth If your teeth are causing you pain, call your dentist today to […]

Headaches

HEADACHES – ASK YOUR DENTIST   Dr. Grimshaw can help treat your headaches.  Improper occlusion (bite) may play a significant role in certain types of headaches.  The muscles of the temple area of the forehead play an important part in the posturing and closing of the jaw.  If your occlusion is not right, it can […]

TMD/TMJ and Neuomuscular Dentistry

What is TMJ? When jaw joints don’t work together a cycle of pain, muscle spasms and jaw joint problems result.  The letters “TMD” stand for temporomandibular dysfunction. This refers to problems with the muscles and joints that join the mandible bone of the jaw to the temporal bone at the base of the skull. Symptoms […]