Category: TMD

How Can I Identify TMJ Problems?

Is your recent trouble with jaw pain and stiffness really worth discussing with your dentist? If you have a persistent problem with pain, limited movement, or discomfort in your face, neck, and head, it could be because of TMJ disorder. This is a problem that can be traced back to poor jaw joint alignment and… Read more »

Teeth Grinding And Its Consequences

A habit of thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth at night will help you protect your smile. However, a habit of clenching and grinding your jaw, something many people do unconsciously while they sleep, can end up having a negative impact. What can you do if you struggle with this issue? If you do not… Read more »

Discussing TMJ Pain At A Dental Exam

At your dental exam, you can talk to your dentist about more than just your possible cavity troubles, or what you can do to keep up a good oral hygiene routine. If you have ongoing difficulties with pain and stiffness in your face and jaw, TMJ disorder can be the cause. By addressing this with… Read more »

Enjoying Life Without Persistent Jaw Pain

You can quickly grow tired of living with persistent jaw pain. Stiffness and discomfort can interfere with your mood throughout the day, and it can stop you from enjoying meals and snacks that are harder to chew. You should know that problems with the alignment of your jaw, along with stress on the joints and… Read more »

How Jaw Problems Lead To Headaches

Should you trace your recent uptick in headaches to problems with your jaw, or with the way you bite and chew? Over time, a person who is not dealing with an uneven bite motion, or with poor joint alignment, can start to experience pain in their face and jaw, neck stiffness and discomfort, and difficulties… Read more »

TMD Treatment Can Lead To Relief From Chronic Jaw Pain

Living with TMD can be difficult. You can become all too aware of just how often we move our jaw to bite, chew, speak, laugh, and yawn when these motions start to become uncomfortable because of stiffness or pain. The causes of TMD vary. Some only develop persistent jaw problems after they pick up a… Read more »

Can Better Bite Alignment Help You Address Jaw Pain?

Jaw pain can turn into a recurring problem for some patients, one that also involves problems with headaches, stiff or limited jaw movement, and even problems with teeth grinding. These issues are linked to a TMJ disorder, or TMD, a problem that can have a lasting negative effect on your quality of life. At our… Read more »

Nightly Issues We Can Treat With Custom Oral Appliances

A good night’s rest is important for your mental and physical health. Unfortunately, some people develop problems that affect them while they sleep, so this period can actually create trouble for them. Individuals who grind their teeth while they sleep are dealing with a problem known as bruxism. This issue interferes with their well-being because… Read more »