Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry (NMD) begins by relaxing the muscles around the jaw with the use of TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation). The TENS unit is a battery operated electrical muscle stimulator that delivers mild electrical stimulus to the muscles of the facial/jaw area, and possibly the neck and shoulder area. This stimulation “exercises” these muscles and causes them to relax. The optimal bite position is determined by utilizing complex jaw tracking (K7) and EMG monitoring equipment to ensure a comfortable bite.

Are you a candidate for a Neuromuscular Dentist?

There are always several options for you to choose from when deciding on dental treatment. After an initial evaluation, we will discuss these options with you. If you are considering major dental procedures such as reconstruction (including cosmetic dentistry), orthodontics, or dentures, or if you suffer head/neck pain or other “TMJ”-like symptoms, establishing a precise occlusion becomes very important, and is the place to start.


Questions? Contact us at (250) 492-2608 or by email at and we’d be happy to answer them.

Penticton Dentists - The Smile Enhancement Studio is one of Penticton's most sought after oral health facilities in Penticton, British Columbia.