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MRI Scan shows what happens to the body during speech, swallowing, and singing

Here’s a fascinating video of tongue movements during speech and swallowing. Proper lip and tongue posture, especially during swallowing and at rest, can play an important part in airway and jaw development. There are many congenital and environmental factors that can hinder correct oral posture, including tongue ties or a restricted nasal airway .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN1bOLazEOI&t=23s

4 signs of sleep apnea to watch out for

Has your bed partner been complaining about your snoring again? If your partner continually complains that you sound like a freight train every night, don’t you think it’s time to get checked out? Loud snoring might be a clear sign you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Here are four obvious signs to lookout for […]

Welcome Dr. Cervenka!

We are excited to announce the addition of a new dentist to our growing TMJ and sleep practice! Dr. Mora Cervenka joined us in January 2018. See her bio here.

Special Announcement

We recently announced that Dr. Roy Hakala was designated as a Specialist in Orofacial Pain (OFP). We are excited to report that Dr. Kim Ledermann has also received this honor in recognition of her dedication over the past 10 years to ongoing advanced education and treatment of TMJ disorders, orofacial pain and headaches, and sleep breathing […]

NWHSU Homecoming 2018

We enjoyed talking with other professionals at the Northwestern Health Sciences University Homecoming last weekend!  

Special Announcement

We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Board of Dentistry recently designated Dr. Roy Hakala as a Specialist in Orofacial Pain (OFP). Since the American Dental Association has not yet designated OFP as a specialty field, this represents a particular honor presented after consideration of his commitment to advanced education in the field both […]