The Interplay Between Jaw Structure, Palate Formation, Airway Development, and the Development of Fibromyalgia

The Interplay Between Jaw Structure, Palate Formation, Airway Development, and the Development of Fibromyalgia is a complex

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive impairments. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia remains unclear, research suggests that various factors, including jaw structure, palate formation, and airway development, may play a significant role in its development. This article aims to explore the intricate relationship between these factors and their potential impact on fibromyalgia.

Jaw Structure and Fibromyalgia: Jaw structure refers to the alignment and positioning of the jaw, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Studies have shown a link between jaw abnormalities, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), and fibromyalgia. Patients with TMD often experience pain, muscle stiffness, and tenderness in the jaw area, which can contribute to the overall symptomatology of fibromyalgia....

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How Oral Health Impacts our Overall Health

What is the difference between biological and holistic dentistry versus conventional dentistry? This is an important question that many of our patients ask when referred to a dental/upper airway specialist. More research has shown that there is indeed a drastic connection between our oral health, mouth structure, jaw and skull structure, and the development of chronic illnesses.

Periodontal disease has been connected to heart disease, cardiovascular issues, metabolic issues, increased, inflammatory responses, poor immune function, hormone imbalances, and blocked lymphatic drainage, pathways. There have been even research studies, showing a connection between infected teeth and development of inflammatory diseases. We do not wish to add a sense of fear to our patients, but we do always want to ensure that we are providing our patients with education related to disease, prevention and treatment options.

Therefore, our providers may ask you questions related to your oral history and...
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