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What Your Dentist Doesn’t Know Could Be Hurting You

The word “dentist” literally means “tooth-ist,” and many dentists take that to heart. They see themselves as tooth workers. Sure, they may pay attention to the gums around the teeth, but beyond that, they may have little concern for you outside your mouth. And that can be a problem. Your teeth are just one part [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|tmj|

The Connection between TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Many people don’t understand the close connection between the structure of the jaw and the proper functioning of the body. When the jaw isn’t properly positioned, it can cause airway problems that lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Poor jaw position can also lead to poor jaw function, including [link id='266' text='temporomandibular [...]

Should You Go from a Bite Splint to Full Mouth Reconstruction?

For many people, TMJ is related to an imbalance in the way teeth fit together. This puts excessive pressure on the jaw joints and may cause stress in the jaw muscles. The impacts of this dysfunction can be disruptive, even disabling and may range far beyond the jaw. When treating this imbalance, [...]

How Do You Know TMJ Is Linked to Your Headaches? Check the Timing

One of the biggest problems with getting treatment for your headaches is figuring out what caused them. Headaches is one of the most common symptoms. It’s linked to dehydration, overexertion, poor sleep, flu, as well as many more conditions. But if you don’t know what caused your headache, how can you know [...]

TMJ Warning Signs Can Help You Avoid Tooth Damage

TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder, also called TMD) may not seem like much at first. You might dismiss the symptoms because you can--they’re not disabling, and if they’re painful, it may be only intermittent. So you dismiss the symptoms. But it’s actually important to take these symptoms seriously. TMJ is a condition that gets progressively worse. [...]