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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 […]

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Jaw pain and mental health: The truth bites through

Jaw pain and mental health: The truth bites through

The main enemies of good oral health are plaque, acid and poor hygiene habits. That makes sense. But there is something else that is negatively impacting your oral health: mental health issues. Let’s take a look at how your mental health can impact your oral health while damaging your smile. Increased stress Since last March, […]

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Use a mouth guard to reduce jaw pain

Use a mouth guard to reduce jaw pain

If you suffer from bruxism–also known as teeth grinding–you may be waking up with a sore jaw or achy jaw muscles. When this happens, it is important to know that there is a fix: dental mouth guards. Also known as splints, oral appliances or night guards, dental mouth guards can protect your teeth and joints, […]