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Denise H. Testimonial My smile makeover by Dr. Rye changed my life! For years, I had patchwork dentistry to ‘save’ my teeth – a crown here, bonding there. My teeth were very sensitive to cold and I could no longer eat crunchy foods – I was a grinder and my teeth no longer had any enamel. I felt at ease…Continue reading
Jaw tightness is a painful condition in which the muscles in your jaw are constantly tense. Since your jaw is used in important movements such as speaking and chewing, this can create chronic pain that ranges from mild to severe. What can cause jaw tightness? There are several different reasons behind tense jaw muscles that may be causing your discomfort. By identifying the…Continue reading
Do you ever wake up with headaches or a tender jaw? You could be suffering from symptoms of bruxism, or teeth grinding, but what are the causes and symptoms of bruxism, and how can you find relief? Dr. Gordon Rye explains it. Dental Specialties Emergency Dentist Near Me Facial Dentistry Near Me Best Dentist In Fairfax VA Smile Makeover How Much…Continue reading
We are proud of our team of professionals! “Three years later, and I continue to be impressed with the exceptional quality, artistry (my smile) and service of Dr Rye and staff. My TMJ along with surprisingly my trigger thumb dysfunction remain trouble free since I received bite correction, custom mouth guard & monitoring by Dr Rye. Just completed a routine…Continue reading
Longtime TMJ sufferer Orsi has finally found relief with the Neuromuscular Dentistry experts at Rye Smiles for Life.
Orsi, a doting wife and former fashion model, felt self-conscious about her smile. Growing up in Eastern Europe, Orsi did not have adequate dental care to properly care for her smile or maintain her dental health. In addition to her dream of obtaining a beautiful “Hollywood” smile, she also began having headaches due to a misaligned bite. She was referred…Continue reading
Of course we all know that the dentist is the person to contact when teeth or gum problems arise. There are other issues, however, that can also be tackled by dentistry. Did you know that some types of headaches, neck pain, facial pain, or ringing in the ears can be caused by misalignment in the bite? TMJ disorder affects the…Continue reading
James from Fairfax had headaches all his life. His TMJ joints popped and clicked all the time, and he couldn’t bring his back molars together. Since molars protect the joints, and since they don’t touch, his joints have been deteriorating over the years. We treated his TMJ by creating an orthotic for him to wear 24/7. The orthotic was specially…Continue reading
Rebecca came to us with her right jaw locked. She told us she suffered from headaches, shoulder and neck pain, clenching, and grinding. She also experienced tingling in her fingertips. She had spent thousands of dollars on root canals and MRIs to treat dental pain, and she was in treatment with a neurologist for migraine therapy once a month. She…Continue reading
Chronic migraine sufferers are finding relief where you would least expect it – in a dentist’s chair. A trip to a specially–trained dentist could provide relief from pain caused by temporomandibular (jaw joint) disorder, or TMD – which is at the root of migraine and tension headaches. In addition to chronic headaches and migraines, TMD has been linked to grinding…Continue reading