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4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

4 ways chewing gum is negatively affecting your health

Whether you just ate something with garlic or you’re trying to curb your hunger, we all tend to chew gum from time to time. However, if you are a regular gum chewer, it is important to know how this habit impacts your body. From your teeth to your stomach, chewing gum can negatively impact your […]

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How to treat TMD

How to treat TMD

Before treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder can begin, a diagnosis from your dentist in Atlanta is needed. If you are searching for a treatment for TMD, then you probably already have been diagnosed with this condition. Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia can work with you to provide proper […]

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What is temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is a complicated condition. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, more than 10 million Americans suffer from this jaw disorder. However, we continue to search for what exactly causes it. As the search continues, though, we begin to learn what works best for treatment, potential causes […]

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August brings back to school stress and TMD

August brings back to school stress and TMD

Ugh, it’s that time again. It’s back-to-school madness. With all the events of getting back into school and buying supplies, it can be extremely stressful. However, when stress occurs you might also experience pain–from headaches to jaw pain. And when pain occurs, diagnosis and treatment are necessary. Whether it is simply stress related or if […]

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Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Chronic pain might rule the world around you, but that is no way to live your life. If you have ever experienced pain or a pop when yawning, talking, or chewing it is called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area of the body where the jaw meets the temporal bone on […]

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Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

It’s the summertime, which means warm weather, sun shining and grilling. And what is a great thing to grill? A nice juicy steak! Now that sounds delicious, doesn’t it? It does, but if you suffer from jaw pain, it can prevent you from eating just about any of your favorite foods. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]

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Is gum really worth the pain?

Is gum really worth the pain?

Whether a person chews gum as a snack or because they like the flavor, it is a common occurrence. However, if you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think before you pick up that new pack of gum or snack. A person suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]

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TMD is linked to tinnitus and hearing problems

TMD is linked to tinnitus and hearing problems

Have you ever experienced ringing in your ear? If so, that is called tinnitus. While it might happen more frequently in some people, what does it have to do with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)? To understand how TMD affects hearing and tinnitus, we need to first understand TMD, which is soemtimes referred to as locked […]

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Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Finding effective ways to relieve pain is important. And while sometimes you might not want to take pain medication, what other options do you have for relief? There are actually several other things you can do to find relief from jaw pain, such as the use of essential oils. In recent years, essential oils have […]