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The seasons changing mean a number of things to all of us. Some of us relish the end of summer. Some of us wish summer would go on forever. But if you’ve been struggling with jaw pain, a sleep appliance, or even a sleep issue at all, it’s time to take charge of your health.

Regular dental exams and tests can help find problems before they start—or address something that might be going on you weren’t quite sure was an issue. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cures are better. By getting the right services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need checkups.

Dr. Bez recommends keeping a running list of questions that pop into your head in the weeks and months leading up to your appointment. This helps ensure you don’t forget to mention things you’ve been wondering about due to nerves, absent-mindedness, or the fact that the issue simply is not bothering you on that particular day. 

Certified dentists will know what to look for and run the appropriate tests to accurately diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Along with that, they can provide more extensive solutions to the symptoms, such as special splints, night appliances, or prescription medications. If you or a loved one are suffering from some or all of the symptoms of TMJD or sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bezbatchenko today!