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What is TMJ?

The TemporoMandibular Joint is the joint that connects the skull and the jawbone. There is one temporomandibular joint on either side of the jaw. People refer to “TMJ” as a disorder which causes pain in the jaw and face, particularly in the muscles that control movement. TMJ disorders can be minor, for example, if caused…

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea and Why to Treat It

Sleep apnea is a relatively common condition where your breathing stops and starts while you sleep. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is caused by your airways becoming relaxed and narrowing while you sleep. It can often be hard to diagnose yourself, as the symptoms mainly occur when you’re asleep. Fortunately,…

Teeth Whitening

Types of teeth whitening provided by dentists

Nobody wants to be walking around with discolored teeth. Doing so can make us feel self-conscious and more likely to hide away when a photograph is being taken. Thankfully, there’s a solution: getting your teeth whitened. This is a straightforward process that anyone who wants whiter teeth can get done at a dental clinic. A…

Cold Sore Scar

How Does Dr. Miner Treat Cold Sores?

A little over 50 percent of the American adult population has cold sores. The medical name for a cold sore is oral herpes, which means the unpleasant skin blister that occurs around your lips is caused by a virus: HSV, the herpes simplex virus, type 1. Thankfully, while it can cause soreness and be unsightly,…

Botox in Durango CO

Many of us can place a lot of focus around our appearance, and often that can have much to do with your face and the ageing process. We all grow old; it is a fact of life. But thankfully these days there are methods we can try, and treatments we can use, that can help…

Laser Gum Surgery in Durango CO

Dental Hygiene can be one of the areas in our life that we don’t focus too much attention on. If truth be known, we can all be guilty of taking advantage of our teeth and mouths. Eating what we want, potentially forgetting to do anything more than just a quick brush in the morning and…