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Pop Quiz—Is it TMJ Disorder?

Although frequently diagnosed and successfully treated, TMJ disorder isn’t as well-defined as more common dental issues, like cavities and gingivitis. Actually, TMJ disorder can mean a variety of different ailments, though all of them effect the same area of your jaw—mainly, the joints and muscles that control its movement. The discomfort from the jaw dysfunction… Read more »

Knocking Down Myths About TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, which affects the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connecting your lower jaw to your skull, isn’t as well-defined as tooth decay and gum disease. The pain isn’t confined to a specific area, and might include headaches and earaches as well as jaw pain and facial discomfort. There’s no single cause for the disorder, and preventing… Read more »

For the Jaw That Doesn’t Fit Quite Right

Your bite’s balance can be a tricky thing to gauge. As the most visually dominant part of your smile, teeth are typically noticeable when they’re crooked, and can be detected and treated before the imbalance damages any of your mouth’s components. If your jaw’s joints are damaged or crooked, however, you might not notice by… Read more »

You Might Be Affected by Bruxism

What is bruxism? Bruxism, simply put, is when you grind, clench, click, or “drum” your teeth.  Anywhere from 10 to 50 percent of the population are affected by it.   Most people who engage in this largely involuntary habit do so while asleep.   However, plenty of individuals that grind (or clench) their teeth do… Read more »