Evolution Dental Blog

Essential Oils for TMJ Pain — Do They Really Work?

May 10, 2024

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Woman in white blouse preparing to use lavender essential oil

If you are a natural medicine enthusiast, you might be interested in using essential oils for various purposes. Many people even use them to relieve the pain and discomfort of TMJ disorder (TMD). Are they an effective way to treat TMD, or are they a waste of time and money? This blog post discusses some facts that you should keep in mind as you are seeking to support the health and function of your jaw joint.

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Can Braces Fix TMJ Disorder?

April 16, 2024

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Portrait of smiling woman with braces

If you frequently struggle with issues like jaw pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, and other symptoms of TMJ disorder (TMD), you may be curious about your treatment options. Sadly, many therapies only relieve immediate symptoms rather than address the root cause of TMD. But what about braces? Can they fix TMJ disorder for good? This blog post discusses what you should know about using orthodontia to correct jaw problems.

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Can Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

March 18, 2024

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Woman looking in mirror, noticing signs of aging

In their quest to remain youthful, many people do things like exercise, eat a balanced diet, use luxurious skincare products, and more. Sadly, those, some of those individuals do not care for one aspect of their health that can have a big impact on how quickly they age — their sleep. Research suggests that sleep disordered breathing (SDB), such as what occurs in people with sleep apnea, can speed up the aging process. This blog post discusses important points from that research and touches on some signs that you should seek treatment for sleep apnea.

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Weight Gain and Sleep Apnea: A Vicious Cycle

February 19, 2024

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Person standing on weight scale

Have you been struggling to feel well-rested despite spending 7 – 8 hours in bed every night? Does your partner tell you that you snore? Have you been putting on a few pounds lately? It might surprise you to learn that such issues are often closely related. This blog post explores the vicious cycle that can be created by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and weight gain.

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Why Does My Jaw Hurt When I Wake Up?

January 20, 2024

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Woman sitting on bed, struggling with jaw pain

Everyone occasionally wakes up with some aches and pains, but if your jaw seems to hurt every single morning, you might have a problem that needs to be addressed by a dentist. What can cause your jaw to hurt when you wake up? What can you do to find relief? This blog post provides some important information.

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Snoring Treatment: Sleep Better, Live Healthier

December 22, 2023

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Snoring man fast asleep in bed in need of sleep apnea treatment

Hello. I’m Russ Teasdale of Evolution Dental in Portland, Oregon. Today, I would like to tell you about an exciting revolution in the treatment of snoring.

Snoring is more than just an irritant to those within audible range.  And it will most likely worsen over time, quite possibly developing into life-altering obstructive sleep apneas.  Consider it an early warning alarm that problems are on the horizon.  

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BOTOX: It Is For More Than Just a Pretty Face!

November 15, 2023

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Digital illustration of a skull with a red light point over the TMJ area

Hello. I am Dr. Russ Teasdale of Evolution Dental in Portland, Oregon, and I would like to discuss a treatment for facial pain that you may not realize is an efficient and effective option to relieve your discomfort.

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Evolution Dental: More Than a Name, It Is a Philosophy.

November 7, 2023

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Closeup of dental tools on a blue background

Over the years, the concept of what is possible has evolved greatly.  People used to believe the Earth was flat, that bumblebees and man could never fly, that there was no possible use for electricity.  My, how our awareness of everything has expanded, as old assumptions have fallen to the realities of science.  

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When You Breathe Through Your Nose, the Saying Goes

October 3, 2023

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Healthy woman breathing through her nose

When you Breathe through your nose, the saying goes, 

Everything’s better, from your head to your toes.

And air that’s warmed, and filtered and churned

Is better for tonsils, and lungs, we have learned.


But when you breathe through your mouth, things can quickly go south,

The throat gets inflamed, or infected, or both.

And you just want to curse, because everything’s worse,

And we do mean EVERYTHING, Chapter and Verse.

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When You Can’t Breathe As Well As You Should

Filed under: Uncategorized — Evolutiondent @ 10:02 pm
Snoring man in need of sleep apnea treatment

When you can’t breathe as well as you should

When air can’t get to your lungs

It affects virtually every part of your life

And your virtues are largely unsung.


Because without enough air, nothing works well

And life is a constant ordeal

You might try to downplay all of the effects, 

But I assure you, they’re all really real.  

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