With summer coming to a close, the first day of school is just a few weeks away. For any family with school-age children– whether they’re a first grader or a freshman in high school- this can be an exciting and busy time. What has to be done before school starts: New clothes and shoes for… Read more »
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Breathe Fresh, Livonia
Bad breath can be detrimental to your professional, social, and romantic pursuits, not to mention embarrassing. Fortunately, Dr. James Stewart has the solution. BreathRx is a specially formulated, professional breath treatment system that conquers bad breath at the source. Each of the unique BreathRx products contains Zytex, an exclusive ingredient with zinc, eucalyptus oil, and… Read more »
Regular Checkups with Your Livonia Dentist Can Protect You from Serious Oral and Overall Health Problems
You’ve seen how periodontal disease can lead to arthritis, but this oral condition can also lead to other serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, birth complications, heart problems, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and strokes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and, therefore, the perfect time to explore just why gum disease can lead to an… Read more »
Stressed out in Livonia?
Approximately 20 percent of adults clench or grind their teeth to extent of causing permanent tooth or jaw damage. Teeth grinding may be a sign of too much stress, TMJ disorder, or other underlying conditions. While it’s important to address the core cause of teeth grinding, there are a few things you can start doing right now, even before you visit my office.
TMJ Troubles and Treatment
Have you heard of temporomandibular joint disorder? I know, it sounds intense. This disorder, also known as TMJ, is usually accompanied by headaches, migraines, earaches, and irritating conditions like a popping jaw. If you have any of these symptoms, it’s possibly that you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from TMJ.
I’m Dr. James Stewart, and I’m optimistic that I can treat this problem. First, however, it is important for you to know what causes TMJ disorder.
The temporomandibular joints are the two joints that hold your jaw to your skull. A variety of factors, including injury, stress, heredity, and tooth wear, can lead to misalignment of these joints, which places additional stress on the muscles and nerves surrounding them. This can cause pain in the head, neck, mouth, and jaw. Sometimes, neck and lower back pain can also occur.