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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Bruxism Causes and Symptoms

Have you ever woken up and felt tension in your face or pain in your jaw? Do you frequently wake up with headaches?  Is there tension in your neck and shoulder area? If so, you may be suffering from nighttime bruxism (grinding and/or clenching of teeth).  Many people who suffer from stress clench their teeth…

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01. 04. 2018

Recent News, TMJ

Jaw Pain Pregnancy Third Trimester

In my practice over the years I have treated countless pregnant women and have documented the symptoms and dysfunctions associated with TMD before, during and after pregnancy.  One patient in particular that I remember had multiple pain symptoms, but went through 3 pregnancies, during which time the pain subsided.  It was not until after her…

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11. 30. 2017

TMJ

Doctors Specializing in TMJ

The temporomandibular joint in your jaw is responsible for allowing you to move your jaw comfortably. It is a huge asset with chewing and yawning, but occasionally, disorders develop. These can come about from trauma, medications or repetitive stress. When looking for the best TMJ doctor to treat it, here are some actions to take….

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11. 29. 2017

TMJ

Could My Teenager Have TMD?

All children and teenagers have accidents, sports injuries, and countless falls throughout their youth. Most of the time, there is nothing to worry about. However, if your adolescent child says that they are experiencing pain, or they hear noises in their jaw, then they should be evaluated by a TMJ specialist (dentist who is skilled…

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11. 29. 2017

TMJ

Strenuous Exercise Can Affect Your Teeth

While this is something that you may not think about, there are several reasons that strenuous exercise and teeth do not go together well.  Especially when it comes to activities like weightlifting, athletes need to take precautions so that no permanent damage occurs. There is a definite relationship between strenuous exercise and teeth; especially the…

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