Could Birth Control Pills hurt your Jaws?
An anterior open bite can have many contributing factors. One very troubling cause is when they bony condyle or top of mandible in the TMJ starts to disappear for no clear reason. Thus it is called “Idiopathic Condylar Resorption” or ICR. This research link showed that 25 of the 27 females with ICR in the study had low levels of 17β-estradiol. This could be associated with taking birth control pills. If you are a female with an anterior open bite and on “the pill”, you may want to get your 17β-estradiol checked.
How to sleep well, especially as you age
This has some fabulous pointers for anyone who wants to sleep better, so I wanted to pass it along. Enjoy!
Vertigo Self-Treatment Video by Carol Foster, MD
Dizziness or vertigo has many causes. I recently found myself feeling dizzy when looking down to work on patients. I made sure I was hydrated and tried treating my sternocleidomastoid muscles which I discussed in a previous blog. These helped but I came across this video and gave it helped, so I wanted to share.
Always check with your medical provider. This is a rather intense self-treatment and could flare or be problematic for some people.
Wishing you health and happiness!