Category Archives: TMJ/Neuromuscular Dentistry

How to Stop TMJ Dysfunction Using a Custom Mouthguard

Dentists have experience in working with patients who have been diagnosed with conditions such as TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint,” which is the hinging joint of the jaw. This joint opens and closes to allow patients to speak, smile, and eat. However, complications from this joint may occur and result in a chronic… Read More »

Why Do I Grind My Teeth and What Can I Do to Protect My Smile?

When under stress or other pressures, many children and adult may unknowingly clench and grind their teeth. However, patients who have a routine problem with clenching and grinding may want to seek a proper diagnosis of their condition and discuss treatment solutions. Chronic clenching and grinding is often diagnosed as a condition called bruxism. Addressing… Read More »

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TMJ: Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

Waking up with a sore neck is never fun, but there are ways you can treat it yourself. You might need a few stretches and a warm shower to feel better. In serious cases, a massage might be needed. Jaw pain isn’t always such an easy fix. If you wake up with jaw pain, do… Read More »

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TMJ and TMD: What’s The Difference?

As part of your routine dental checkups, your hygienist checks your jaw for signs of popping, stiffness, and pain. These symptoms are associated with problems in the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Any abnormalities may indicate that you have a temporomandibular disorder or TMD. What is the Temporomandibular Joint? Located at the point where the lower… Read More »

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