Social Anxiety Leads to TMJ & Tooth Damage

It’s common for stress to lead to bruxism, much like the stress of the current COVID-19 situation but there are also other reasons why one might clench or grind their teeth. New research suggests that people with social anxiety are more likely to suffer awake bruxism, teeth clenching and grinding, [...]

The Link Between GERD and TMJ

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction already causes immense pain in the jaw, upper body, back, neck and other areas of your body you wouldn’t think TMJ to affect. One of these unusual areas in your body that TMJ affects is actually your digestive system. Recent studies have shown a link between TMJ and GERD – gastroesophageal reflux. [...]

By |December 25th, 2019|TMJ|

How to Help a Person with Migraines During the Holidays

As delightful as the holiday season is, not everyone is able to enjoy it. Those who suffer from migraines throughout the rest of the year, tend to have a tougher time during the holiday season. Stress, intrusive smells and even unusual foods can trigger migraines during the holiday season. Help those with migraines [...]

Orofacial Dysfunction Related to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Often, jaw problems develop later in life, but in some cases, it can develop at a young age. This is especially true for young people who develop juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which, according to a new study, frequently causes jaw problems. These young people will need to manage jaw dysfunction their entire [...]

Pain Creams Found to Be Ineffective

One challenge people have with chronic pain conditions like TMJ is finding an effective treatment. If you go to a doctor or pain specialist, they might prescribe you one of many different medications or therapies. One increasingly popular treatment option is compounded pain creams. However, despite their growing popularity, a new study suggests that these [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|TMJ|