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Grinding & Clenching Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth? Tooth grinding (AKA bruxism) can be a big problem Grinding or clenching your teeth is a common stress reaction, and most don't even realize they are doing it. However, it can have a devastating impact on your teeth, especially when it becomes a habit and a go-to response. If you know you have a grinding problem or have other unexplained jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, or [...]

Grinding & Clenching Teeth2022-09-06T08:00:29-07:00

Experiencing Jaw Pain?

Jaw Pain May Have Several Causes Sometimes jaw pain is just temporary. You may have over-used the muscles while chewing hard food, or even just slept on that side in an awkward position. Other times, however, chronic jaw pain can be a symptom of something more. It could be a problem associated with your TMJ (temporomandibular joint), and/or a malocclusion (poor bite) in which your teeth don't close together properly. [...]

Experiencing Jaw Pain?2021-07-27T08:00:14-07:00

Do You Have TMJ Pain?

Helping You Solve TMJ Pain Some 10 million people suffer from some form of TMJ Disorder: from clicking or popping whenever they yawn, to intense migraine-like pain in the area around their ears. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge between your jaw and skull. The bone and muscles permit your jaw to move—not just up and down, but left and right, in and out. This kind of complexity is what [...]

Do You Have TMJ Pain?2020-09-15T08:00:23-07:00

TMJ Symptoms

Know the Warning Signs! TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the connecting joint between the jawbone and skull. When muscles, jawbone, and teeth all operate properly, biting and chewing is coordinated to be smooth and pain-free. Sometimes, however, things can get "out of whack." When teeth don't line up properly in the upper or lower jaws, the extra muscular stress causes muscle and jaw pain. Symptoms range from mild [...]

TMJ Symptoms2020-06-02T08:00:20-07:00

Oral Health Over 40

Common Problems in Mouths Over 40 Some oral health problems occur more frequently with age. Here, we list some of the most common and what can be done about them: Dry Mouth It's one of the most common problems associated with the older mouth. First, make sure you are staying properly hydrated, especially if exercising or in high temperatures. Also, keep in mind that medications and certain medical disorders can [...]

Oral Health Over 402019-10-15T08:00:18-07:00

Do You Have a Problem with TMJ?

Is TMJ causing my pain? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Located just in front of the ear, it is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head, allowing the jaw to move freely while biting, chewing, and speaking. Problems related to the TMJ can affect jaw muscles, teeth, and nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Times of stress can cause or aggravate TMJ, since most [...]

Do You Have a Problem with TMJ?2019-04-16T08:00:10-07:00

Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint disorder—TMJ—often disguises the source of the pain it inflicts. Although it originates in the jaw joint, sometimes the pain appears to emerge from an entirely different part of the head. Many people living with TMJ don't know what's behind their suffering. Their teeth themselves feel fine. So they suspect the flu, an allergy, or something psychosomatic. Something temporary. TMJ is not temporary! Symptoms range from mildly annoying discomfort [...]

Mystery Diagnosis… TMJ2018-12-11T08:00:29-08:00

Do You Have A Salivary Stone?

A healthy flow of saliva is critical for chewing and digestion, bathing gums, and bacterial control. And we owe it all to salivary glands, three pairs of organs in the cheek and floor of the mouth. Each gland secretes saliva into the mouth via a tube, and this is where trouble can begin. Sialolithiasis—whew—names the condition that results from a small calcified stone blocking the salivary duct. Clearly, a kink [...]

Do You Have A Salivary Stone?2017-03-28T00:00:07-07:00

Bruxism – Grinding and Clenching

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the technical term for grinding and clenching that wears down teeth and may cause facial pain. People who grind and clench, called bruxers, unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as in their sleep. In addition to grinding teeth, they also may bite their fingernails, pencils and chew the inside of their cheek. People usually aren't diagnosed with bruxism until it is too [...]

Bruxism – Grinding and Clenching2014-11-04T00:00:03-08:00
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