Friday, August 15, 2014
Tension headaches can be caused by various factors, but stress is the most cited reason. What most people fail to consider, however, is that the pain may be caused by the jaw. Although this type of headache is usually misdiagnosed as a result of just another hectic day at the office, the root cause is actually something that’s literally in your head. Otherwise known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder/Syndrome (TMJ), headaches and facial pain occur when the hinge-like joint connecting the jaw from the skull is out of place, thereby pinching nerves, which are connected all the way to the head, shoulders, and even the upper section of the chest.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In the years since its development and initial use, Invisalign has proven to be one of the most popular options for the treatment of a wide range of dental concerns. Using clear heavy-duty plastic aligners customized to the unique conditions and tooth layout of each patient, the treatment differs greatly from traditional braces in that there are no brackets and wires involved. Invisalign treatments such as those offered by trusted Davis, CA orthodontist Robert Kelleher, DDS provide a differently-arranged set of aligners every two weeks or so, which allows the gradual straightening of teeth without some of the inconveniences —such as snapped wires or displaced brackets —that can come with traditional braces.