Can Chewing Gum Cause TMJ?

TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is also referred to as Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (MPD) and affects about 75 million individuals at any one time. TMJ/TMD can be the result of multiple causes. Common causes for temporomandibular joint dysfunction include grinding or clenching of teeth, misaligned teeth, stress, bad posture, and even chewing gum. What Is …

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15 Soft Foods To Eat After Dental Surgery

After a dental surgery procedure, one might experience feelings of being overwhelmed with sticking to their treatment plan, especially regarding what foods to eat after dental surgery. Although we all love our crunchy foods, sticking to a diet consisting of soft foods is the best option after dental work, such as teeth removal, implants, veneers, …

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What is TMJ?

What is TMJ? If you look up the definition of TMJ,  there are a large range of definitions, not just one.  This is rightly so as TMJ a broadly used term that includes symptoms from headaches, facial pain, jaw pain, and even clicking and popping.  The implications of TMJ are wide ranging and can even …

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Back Pain and TMJ

The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull. It is also one of the most complex joints in your body. Up and down and side to side jaw movements are made possible through hinge actions and sliding motions of the temporomandibular joint. In addition, the temporomandibular joint is utilized for chewing, talking, and even …

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How Can TMJ Cause Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a common medical condition in which patients perceive a sound when there is no noise present. The American Tinnitus Association states that about 50 million people in America alone struggle with Tinnitus.  What are the Symptoms of Tinnitus? The symptoms can vary from patient to patient. Sometimes, a patient can only hear  Small …

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Understanding the Tongue, Airway, and Facial Growth

Many of our TMJ, overbite, and underbite patients are seeking answers to why their faces developed the way they have and why changes occurred with growth or after conventional orthodontics.  This video is highly informative and helps patients get a better understanding of the changes that occur and how it is important to look at …

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