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HPV Vaccine May Prevent Recurring Cancers

A new study shows that the HPV vaccine may reduce the risk of HPV-related disease.
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Prelim Results from Seven Year Study on TMJ disorder (TMJD)



Preliminary Results Released from Seven Year Study on TMJ disorder (TMJD) by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The study, Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA), collected excellent data on the risks for TMJD.
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New study on increases in throat cancers from HPV.

A new study estimates that oral and throat cancers have increased by 325% from 1998 to 2004, even as smoking has decreased. 

Doctors connect the increase to HPV, the virus that causes cervical cancer, and which a new vaccine has stirred controversy.

“It’s very clear that this is becoming a major epidemic,” said Dr. Kevin J. Cullen.

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How to clean and refresh the XEROS System Mouthpieces

Tips for cleaning and refreshing the XEROS sponge mouthpieces.  Useful for cleaning after wearing the mouthpieces all night, or to restart using them again after a break. 
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How to clean the XEROS System Bottle and Tubing

Tips to clean the XEROS Dry Mouth Pump bottle and tubing.
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A GREAT Berry Recipe for a Summer Fruit Smoothies.

Today, Marth Rose Shulman at the New York Times posted a great recipes for a delicious Berry and Rose Geranium smoothie with the ripe, fresh berries in the stores right now.  Normally, this smoothie is made with frozen bananas, but here its made with dairy.   Yummy delicious! 
Details and links in the full post.
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Radiation Side Effects: Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Lockjaw and dry mouth are some of the more common side effects of radiation to treat cancer of the mouth, tongue, throat, and nose.  But how often do they occur?
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New XEROS Dry Mouth Pump for severe chronic dry mouth from radiation of head, neck, oral and nasal cancer

Launch of the XEROS Dry Mouth Pump. This new product alleviates the debilitation from severe chronic dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth is often a side-effect from radiation therapy to the head, neck, mouth, tongue, jaw, and nose.

The XEROS Dry Mouth Pump provides continual hydration throughout the day and night by providing small amounts of liquid to the mouth via a controllable pump for improved hydration, function and health.
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Cleaning Tips for the OraStretch press and Therabite Jaw Motion Rehab Systems

Tips for keeping the OraStretch press and Therabite system clean.
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Getting ready for Jaw Surgery? Be prepared for that Le Fort or Sagittal Split Osteotomy.

Here is a great blog on a going through the process of a bi-maxillary osteotomy, including a Le Fort I Maxillary Osteotomy and a Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy. http://realityalwaysbites.wordpress.com/

Click to the full post for some suggestions on what to bring to the hospital with you.
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A sample protocol for PNF stretching of the Jaw.

The CRAC 5-5-30 is an aggressive stretching protocol for the jaw to help overcome trismus with a TheraBite or OraStretch® press.  It updates the standard 5-5-30 or 7-7-7 protocol by incorporating a PNF CRAC (Contract-Relax with Antagonist Contract) stretching session.
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Aggressive Stretching Techniques to Overcome your Trismus!

PNF is a very powerful stretching technique, originally used by Eastern European gymnasts.  It utilizes both stretching and mobilizing the surrounding muscles to improve the strength and flexibility of the tight joint.  PNF stretching is reviewed by James Scifers in the article "The Truth about PNF Techniques" in Advance magazine. 
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Keep Brushing, even when its hard to open your mouth! Oral Hygiene and Your Heart.

The details on how brushing can helps prevent cardiovascular disease. 
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What is the average jaw mouth opening?

What is the average opening of the mouth and jaw? In an adult? A man? A woman? A child?
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Great Advice on Heat and Cold Therapy with Stretching. Use on the face and jaw.

Here is a good article on the using hot and cold therapies to help people reduce pain and swelling, and to improve range-of-motion. It has some great footnoted points on dealing with acute and soft-tissue injuries.

Secret Agents on ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
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Welcome and Hello

Welcome to the blog for CranioMandibular Rehab, Inc. and Craniorehab.com. To start off on a good note:

Hospital Paperwork Reduces Man's Reading Comprehension To First-Grade Level | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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