What is Neuromuscular Dentistry? Dr. Kent E. White
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
Healing & Harmony through Art & Science.
“Neuromuscular dentistry is especially important for those who are considering a smile makeover or who are experiencing oral and facial pain.” Kent E. White, DDS, FICOI, LVIF
Correct Jaw Position
Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD) differs from common dental practices. Traditionally and currently, dentists tend to focus on the teeth and joints. The neuromuscular approach goes further and bases much of its success on getting the muscles and nerves to coexist correctly between your teeth and joints.
By objectively and scientifically measuring muscle function in respect to jaw posture, and evaluating jaw movement and function, the optimal resting posture of your jaw can be determined.
Why is NMD so important?
Without the teeth, facial muscles and jaw joints in harmonious balance, people can develop painful complications: known by some as TMJ or TMD. The relaxing of muscles and tension often create an effect like a rejuvenating facelift. A more youthful look and enhanced comfort is the result.