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<strong>4 ways to combat stress and alleviate TMD symptoms</strong>

4 ways to combat stress and alleviate TMD symptoms

Stress affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. In fact, about 77% of people reported that they experienced physical symptoms due to their stress. While you’re not alone in feeling stressed, especially as we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know how to find ways to overcome your […]

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Try these 3 tips to ease your jaw pain

Try these 3 tips to ease your jaw pain

Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw? Or maybe in the middle of the day you’ve found that eating has become difficult due to a nagging pain in your jaw? According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (TMD) affect more than 10 million Americans.  Since TMD […]

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Are you experiencing jaw pain?

Are you experiencing jaw pain?

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 (TMJ) disorder (TMD). The TMJ is the area of the body where the jaw meets the temporal bone on your […]

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Here is what to do if your TMD pain is stress-related

Here is what to do if your TMD pain is stress-related

Maybe you’ve been trying to find the root cause for your temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), but are coming up short. For many, stress is the culprit. Stress affects almost everyone at some point in their lives, and approximately 77% of people reported that they experienced physical symptoms due to stress. But you’re in luck. Dr. […]

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Turn to oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

Turn to oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

Were you recently diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD)? If so, you might have heard about oral appliance therapy for your jaw pain relief. While there are many treatment options available, oral appliance therapy has been proven beneficial for people who suffer from TMD. Let’s take a closer look at what you should know […]

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Find out if you are at risk for TMD

Find out if you are at risk for TMD

If you are at risk for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), it can increase your likelihood of developing this condition. However, it is important to note that it is possible to develop TMD with or without the risk factors. But if you do have a number of those listed, it is important to ask your dentist […]

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November is national TMJ awareness month

November is national TMJ awareness month

It seems that the end of the year is always a busy time where we might experience an increase in stress as we prepare for the holidays. But it is also a time to raise awareness. November is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) awareness month, which means we are taking this time to reflect on TMJ pain […]

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Get screened for TMD if you have early onset rheumatoid arthritis

Get screened for TMD if you have early onset rheumatoid arthritis

If you are at risk for–or diagnosed with–early onset rheumatoid arthritis, it is important that you get screened for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). New research shows that for people with systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, they may develop pain and disorders in the TMJ. However, while this research has been conducted, more information […]