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When To Seek Treatment From a TMJ Specialist

When To Seek Treatment From a TMJ Specialist

What is TMJ? TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint that connects the jawbone to your skull. There is one on each side of the jaw, which works like a sliding hinge that allows us to move our jaw freely. Those with pain in the jaw joint or muscles around it suffer...

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Treating TMJ With a Mouthguard

Treating TMJ With a Mouthguard

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. There is a joint on each side of the jaw, and they work like a sliding hinge that allows the jaw to move freely. Those who have pain, trouble moving, or other complications with this...

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Protecting Your TMJ During The Holidays

Protecting Your TMJ During The Holidays

The holidays are a time of joy, celebration, and fun, but this can also mean more pain and stress for individuals struggling with a TMJ disorder.  Those with a TMJ disorder, a disorder of the jaw joint, struggle with chronic pain, discomfort, and irritation in the...

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How TMJ Affects Your Ears

How TMJ Affects Your Ears

Hearing loss and other ear complications are very common among millions of people, especially older adults. Though aging or damage to the eardrum is among the most common causes, another reason for your hearing loss or other ear issues may be a temporomandibular joint...

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Exercises For TMJ Relief

Exercises For TMJ Relief

Struggling with a temporomandibular disorder can leave you with intense pain and discomfort in and around your jaw joint. It’s crucial to seek professional help and treatment for this ailment. But, if you are suddenly met with pain, some exercises to stretch out or...

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Habits That Make TMJ Worse

Habits That Make TMJ Worse

If you are experiencing any temporomandibular disorder symptoms, it’s important you seek treatment and guidance from a professional. As well, to ensure your comfort and prevent further damage, you’ll want to make sure you’re not engaging in any of the typical habits...

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How to Maintain a Happy and Healthy Mouth

How to Maintain a Happy and Healthy Mouth

Taking proper care of your teeth and mouth can be a lot of work, but it is essential! It may sound laborious, but doing what’s necessary to ensure your mouth stays healthy is easier than you may think to incorporate into your daily routines.  Consider these tips to...

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What Causes Bruxism?

What Causes Bruxism?

Bruxism, also known as teeth clenching and grinding, is a very common, involuntary habit that involves the rubbing and grinding of your teeth, typically resulting from feeling angry, stressed, or afraid. While the act of bruxism most often takes place at night, some...

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