Could your jaw be the source of your head, neck, or jaw pain?

The temporomandibular joint and the trigeminal nerve have a unique connection which can impact your overall health Headaches, neck pain, back pain and jaw pain are often things people put...


How Sleep Apnoea Is Affecting Up To A Quarter Of Australian Children

Australian children today are affected by sleep apnoea more than ever before, bringing the percentage of children in the country with sleeping problems up to the 25% mark. This is...


Dietary Supplements To Help Your Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

As our knowledge of the human body increases, medical professionals have come to realise that treating most medical conditions involves a comprehensive approach. When it comes to dentistry, this is...


Snoring Kids- Who Cares?

We have known for a long time that adults and children that suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea (stopping breathing at night) suffer from neurocognitive deficits. What about if...


What is bruxism and is it related to TMJ/TMD?

Bruxism is a medical term that refers to tooth grinding that occurs at night and day or night time clenching.  The tooth grinding that occurs at night iscalled sleep bruxism...


Why does TMJ cause headaches?

In a previous blog I discussed how TMJ can mimic tension type, sinus type headaches and migraines. In this blog I want to discuss some of the mechanisms that occur...


Do headaches occur with TMJ?

Unfortunately most dentists and GPs have been trained to think that the only headaches that can occur as part of TMJ / TMD is temple headaches due to clenching. The...


Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

You have to suffer from snoring, choking, gasping and stop breathing to suffer from the damaging effects of sleep apnoea? Don’t you ???? WRONG. Today we reviewed a client of...


You’ve been told you need surgery to correct your TMJ pain…

As with other joints in the body surgery is a treatment of last resort whenalternative treatment has proved ineffective. Surgery should really be restricted for those who are born with...


Benefits of walking

Our clients often ask us about exercise while they are in pain and the answer is always the same. For those with chronic pain walking is simply the best form...