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Migraines can be linked to TMD and Arthritis

Migraines can be linked to TMD and Arthritis

If you are experiencing an extremely painful headache, it might be a migraine. However, while migraines might be annoying and difficult to deal with, they don’t typically cause any serious complications. With a new study, migraines were determined to be an early sign of arthritis in the jaw. The Connection Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is […]

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What is that crackling sound in my ear?

What is that crackling sound in my ear?

If you have ever experienced a cracking noise or sound in your ear, it can be a common abnormality that is experienced by many people. While some cases of a cracking noise in your ears are benign, they may not go away easily. The cracking sound in your ear can be very annoying and might […]

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Stop! Put the ice down

Stop! Put the ice down

While eating ice might seem harmless, it can really cause damage to your health and teeth. In fact, compulsive ice chewing is actually an eating disorder in which one craves nonfood items. This can also be a sign of other serious physical, mental and emotional ailments that have long-term consequences for your health and wellbeing. […]

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Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, which is the medical term for teeth grinding. Together we can work to figure out the cause of your grinding, while also […]

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Is Your Headache Caused by TMD?

Is Your Headache Caused by TMD?

Headaches, we meet again. Frequent headaches can be quite alarming, and you might even think you have a brain tumor or some other brain malfunction. Easy there. Step away from WebMD and let’s revisit headaches. There is a greater chance that your headache is caused by the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is made up of […]

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TMD Pain and Discomfort: Is it Stress-Related?

TMD Pain and Discomfort: Is it Stress-Related?

Approximately 15% of Americans suffer from chronic facial pain–typically because of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your TMJs are responsible for chewing and speaking, which means it is important that you don’t experience pain. If you’ve already been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), then you are no stranger to jaw and facial pain. But what […]

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Is TMD Interrupting Your Sleep?

Is TMD Interrupting Your Sleep?

An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders each year while an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. If you are one of these individuals, you know how the problem can affect your daily life—it can interfere with work, driving and social activities. It has also been shown that those who suffer […]

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Unlocking the Painful Complications of TMD

Unlocking the Painful Complications of TMD

Do you know what the most heavily utilized and under appreciated joint in the human body is? It’s the temporomandibular joint, which is also commonly referred to as TMJ. The TMJ allows you to open and close your mouth, as well as extending and moving your jaw from side to side. It helps you eat, […]

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Do You Have Pain?

Do You Have Pain?

It might seem like an open-ended question, but it is an important one. Chronic pain can rule the world around you, and that’s 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 disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area […]

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Is Jaw Pain Preventing You from Enjoying Your Juicy Steak?

Is Jaw Pain Preventing You from Enjoying Your Juicy Steak?

Imagine a nice, juicy steak on the grill. It sounds delicious, doesn’t it? But what if you had trouble eating your favorite steak? That would not be fun for you. When a person suffers from jaw pain, it can prevent them from eating just about any of their favorite foods–that is, unless your favorite food […]