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Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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31 May 2023
Can TMJ Treatment Help to Get Rid of Migraines?

Dr. Curtis Westersund, TMJ Practitioner, Calgary Downtown: "The human body is a fascinating interplay of systems, working harmoniously to support our daily lives. However, even the slightest imbalance in your body can lead to discomfort, even pain. One such instance is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ. This crucial hinge joint connects the jaw […]

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19 July 2022
3 Things You Can Do When You Have TMJ Migraines or Headaches

If you suffer from headaches or migraines as the result of TMJ, you’re not alone. But first: What are TMJ migraines or headaches actually? TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the joints under your ears, specifically the joint in your jaw where your lower jaw connects to your skull. When these joints become […]

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28 June 2022
How to Check If You Have TMJ Pain and What to Do About It

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, popping, clicking, and other types of discomfort in your mouth or jaw area, you may have TMJ disorder. While this condition can be difficult to diagnose, it’s easy to see if you have TMJ related pain simply by examining your own jaw at home. TMJ pain can be incredibly debilitating and […]

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28 September 2021
Does bad posture cause jaw pain or TMJ?

When you bite down, do you experience pain? Are you restricted with how much you can open your mouth? When you open your mouth wide – does your TMJ’s pop or click? Have friends or family members commented on how loud your clicking jaw or popping jaw is? If you answered yes to even one […]

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28 May 2021
TMJ Treatment Calgary

Your TMJ disorder and your misaligned bite (occlusion) are not isolated to your head and jaws. Accommodation to an imbalanced occlusion travels down as far as your feet. Studies show that the force and timing of your bite will alter how your head and neck align. With this information we have developed an “Alignment First […]

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24 May 2021
Can TMJ cause migraines or headaches?

In North-America, over 40 million people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Most of them aren’t aware that a bad bite  (also called malocclusion) can cause TMJ Migraines & Headaches.  In other words: When your teeth are misaligned, when they don't fit together properly, the strain on both muscles, and the brain, can create tension […]

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21 May 2021
Can TMJ cause neck and shoulder pain?

Your neck, back and shoulder muscles work as a team. Seldom does a single muscle work without other muscles balancing or stabilizing its function. Often, overworked muscles will recruit additional muscles to help out. This is known as muscle recruitment. And it can lead to structural stain up and down the body.

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17 May 2021
TMJ Orthotic Delivery & Insertion Calgary

At your second appointment we will be delivering your lower removable anatomical dental orthotic. Prior to your appointment with us you may require a functional neck alignment assessment on the day of delivery. Orthotic Try-in ULF TENS Physiotherapy (45 – 60 minutes) Orthotic adjustments to balanced functional bite position. Your appointment time will be 1.5 […]

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17 May 2021
TMJ Diagnostic Testing Calgary

The Diagnostic Testing section of the TMJ Therapy process tells us about your present condition and helps us find an improved bite position for your orthotic (TMJ dental appliance). This first appointment is typically 3 hours in length. Please plan for at least that amount of time in your schedule.

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17 May 2021
Funcional Rebalance Appointments with T-Scan Biometric testing

Our goal is to have teeth touch with an even force and balanced timing. You will NOT need dental anesthetic to have a Functional Rebalance of your occlusion. It is minor shaping of tooth contacts to provide a more balanced and coordinated bite function.

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