Investigating TMD Symptoms: Jaw Muscle Stiffness

There can be many causes of jaw pain and stiffness. A stressful situation can make you clench your teeth and jaws so tightly that you feel some residual soreness and…

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Investigating TMD Symptoms: Clicking, Popping, and Grating of the Jaw Joint

Ever open your mouth only to have your jaw pop like a popcorn kernel in hot butter, click like the latch on the garden gate, or grate and grind like…

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Investigating TMD: How Do Genes Play a Role?

Researchers have conducted a number of studies on TMD patients, trying to determine if hereditary factors play a part in the onset of TMD or in the development of TMD…

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How Do Neuromuscular Dentists Diagnose Me?

Anyone who has had temporomandibular joint issues knows the pain and myriad symptoms it can cause. Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are those that relate to the muscles…

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How to Treat Teeth Grinding

As you may have heard, teeth grinding in your sleep can be highly annoying to anyone who has to share a room or a bed with you. But more importantly,…

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing is repeatedly disrupted as you sleep. You stop and start breathing all night long. The most common form of mild to…

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How Does a Bad Bite Form?

“Bad bite” is the term used to describe problems with how the upper and lower teeth meet. The technical term is malocclusion, and it is one of the most common…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth: The Lifecycle of Your Teeth

Most of your body parts are formed at birth. You grow into them as the years pass, but they’re all there. Teeth are the exception. They grow in, they fall…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Anatomy of TMD

Have you ever wondered what TMD stands for and the symptoms that are associated to it? Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is a condition that occurs as a result of dysfunction in…

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6 Home Remedies for TMJ Symptoms

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMJ or TMD, can flare up at any time, and sometimes for no apparent reason. If you’re suffering from TMJ, you know it’s no…

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