Category: TMD

Can Teeth Grinding Result in Tooth Decay?

It would seem that the real danger of teeth grinding is that it wears teeth down. With teeth wearing down, the risk for structural damage such as cracking or breaking increases. In fact, as your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, note, it is not uncommon for untreated teeth grinding to… Read more »

Mansfield TX Dentists Quiz You on TMD

TMD, or a temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to a condition that occurs in the jaw joints (temporomandibular joints, or TMJs). These joints are used numerous times throughout the day in chewing, speaking, drinking, and even breathing. However, even though they are very active, the TMJs are rather delicate, responding poorly to stress. But just how… Read more »

Certain Foods Can Improve Your TMD Symptoms, Says Mansfield, TX Dentist

What you eat truly affects your body. For example, people with diets heavy in fried foods and sweets may develop high cholesterol or diabetes. On the other hand, those who have health-conscious habits, tend to lead healthier lifestyles. When patients have special conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), their eating habits can directly affect the… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists: Your Nighttime Habits Could Put Your Teeth at Risk

Did you know that you could be damaging your teeth without your knowledge? If you grind your teeth during sleep, your teeth are feeling the effects of extreme forces capable of wearing away enamel and compromising their structural integrity. Over time, teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to cracked, chipped, and even broken teeth. So… Read more »

Mansfield Dentist Explains the Link Between Earaches and TMJ Disorder

Do you suffer from chronic earaches? Do you often experience tinnitus, or a constant ringing in the ears? If so, you may be exhibiting symptoms of a serious medical condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. According to some studies, as many as 10 million Americans show signs of TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, Mansfield… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists Discuss TMD and Bruxism

Many people suffer from a condition known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). One common cause of TMD involves grinding or clenching teeth. As the holiday season approaches, more and more people could experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, discuss how they can diagnose and treat TMD. What… Read more »