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Is Your Recent TMJ Pain Caused By the Holiday Season?

The holiday season is stressful enough. The last thing you need is brand-new pain in your jaw, neck, back, or frequent migraines. Is it possible this new pain is a result of the holiday season? Dr. Andrea Stevens is a TMJ specialist in Kanata who can help you find pain relief during this [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|TMJ/TMD|

Is Your Jaw Pain Also a Pain In the Neck?

I recently spent 6 full days taking back-to-back advanced courses on how to better treat patients who suffer from TMJ pain and headaches, and my brain is full! The other class participants and I, all general dentists from Canada, United States, Germany, and Australia reviewed patient cases, learned new methods of treatment, and even watched [...]

My Philosophy of Care

This diploma is a ticket to learn more about what I love...dentistry! You've made commitments to your oral health, you've had lots of dentistry done in the past. You may be coming from a dentist you loved and trusted, who has now retired. Or...from a dentist you didn't trust at all.  And now, you're seeing [...]

So What If I Snore? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Snoring is seen as a joke, but it can pose serious health risks! I was just talking to a long-time patient about the radio ads I do on Majic 100, and I mentioned that the ones that truly bring the most response are those about treating snoring.  His head perked up…he said “my wife would like to [...]

Could you be sicker than you think?

If you don't sleep well, you can't have enough energy to take care of other things in your life. I can't help but write about what happened with a patient today. He was taking a day off work to get his yearly physical and dental exam. He made the comment, "I'm not looking forward to [...]

A Problem More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

A Problem Even More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving Untreated Sleep Apnea can be just as dangerous as texting while driving! It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without finding a story about texting while driving — and that’s not surprising, considering how dangerous it can be.  What is surprising is that another major [...]

Do You HATE Your CPAP?

Imagine tearing off that irritating mask and turning off the noise forever. If that sounds great, chances are you’re one of the roughly 50% of sleep apnea patients who simply can’t tolerate their CPAP machines. According to experts, that works out to about 6 million people. So if you find yourself hitting the off switch in the middle of the night, you’ve got [...]

Depression or Sleep Disorder, Chicken or Egg? – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

Could poor sleep cause depression? Just last week was Bell Let's Talk Day, where Bell donated more than $6 million to mental health support and research.  On my social media, the screen was filled with people talking openly about how they've suffered from mental illness including depression. Some stories so sad, as a close friend [...]

Teeth That Don’t Fit Together – Kanata Ottawa Dentist

If you look carefully, you can see that the teeth are more open on the left side than the right side. What happens if a person is born with one leg vastly shorter than the other? Having specially-made shoes and boots help balance the person and help fool the brain and body into [...]