Category Archives: TMJ

Beyond Teeth & Gums: The Importance of Neuromuscular Dentistry

The common understanding of the focus of dentistry is on the health and wellbeing of the teeth and gums. Dentists provide cleaning and sealing services to help prevent decay or disease, and also offer fillings, crowns, and treatments for periodontal disease. However, there is more to excellent oral health than just healthy teeth and gums. Neuromuscular...
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5 Top Remedies for TMJ

TMJ disorder, officially called a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint, can be painful in addition to causing oral problems. Many patients experience headaches, tenderness in the jaw, popping or clicking sounds when the jaw is opened or closed, and pain in the face, neck, teeth, shoulder, ears and of course, the jaw. In addition to...
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Grinding Your Teeth – What it means for your Oral Health

Teeth grinding, or Bruxism can be common and if it only occurs occasionally and is not excessive, it is not a problem. However, when excessively grinding your teeth, you can not only experience tooth damage, but other health issues can result. The most obvious consequence of teeth grinding is fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. Chronic...
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5 Important Facts About TMJ

An estimated 10 million Americans suffer from disorders in their Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and muscles. This joint connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of your skull. It functions very different from any other joint in your body, because it leaves its socket to slide forward when you open your mouth...
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