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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 […]

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TMJ Awareness Month

TMJ Awareness Month

Each month has a different awareness, and sometimes they can include multiple subjects. For November it is TMJ awareness! And, while November has come to an end, we need to ensure awareness continues every month. Let’s take a look at temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and how to maintain your health. What is TMD? Often very […]

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What is the Link Between TMD, Tinnitus and Hearing Problems?

What is the Link Between TMD, Tinnitus and Hearing Problems?

The ringing in your ear is tinnitus, but what does that have to do with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)? To understand how TMD affects hearing and tinnitus, we first have to understand TMD, which can often be referred to as locked jaw. The jaw joints are responsible for opening the mouth, speaking, and chewing, so […]

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Think Twice Before Chewing Your Next Piece of Gum

Think Twice Before Chewing Your Next Piece of Gum

Pop! Snap! The sound of that bubble gum popping can be a daily habit for most people. 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 […]

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Back to School Stress and TMD

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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Coming to a TMD Diagnosis

Coming to a TMD Diagnosis

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are often very difficult to diagnose due to the variety of conditions it mirrors. A less-than-clear understanding of the causes and exact symptoms of TMD, as well as the surrounding muscles, healthcare professionals are often hesitant to diagnose TMD. Instead, they might diagnose a condition as something far different, but that […]

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Finding Relief From TMJ and Jaw Pain

Finding Relief From TMJ and Jaw Pain

Currently there are numerous amounts of people who are dealing with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, but have no idea what it is. And, without understanding the source of their pain, they don’t know that a proper solution can be found at their dentist’s office. Yes, the dentist! By visiting Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center […]

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Find TMD Pain Relief with Hot and Cold Packs

Find TMD Pain Relief with Hot and Cold Packs

It really is hot out there! With the summer weather, you might find yourself thinking of creative ways to stay cool. Have you ever used a cold pack to help cool you down on a hot summer day? I have, too. However, those cold packs can also be used to help you find relief from […]