A Strange Connection

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD, doesn’t only affect the jaw. The truth is that its reach goes far beyond the jaw. TMJD can actually negatively impact the entire upper body, from the head to the neck and even the lower back as muscles and nerves are pulled out of alignment and their natural …

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Poor Posture

Did you know you may have some bad oral habits that you may not even notice? These can include actions just as lip sucking, finger sucking, biting your nails or chewing on items like pens or pencils. If you’re also grinding your teeth, these things could be contributing to issues with your jaw health and …

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Seeing the Signs?

Has your dentist mentioned that your teeth are sensitive, cracked, chipped or worn down? If you or your dentist have noticed these things, you may want to take the time to talk about temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. While in many cases TMJ disorder can cause symptoms like jaw joint pain, difficulty opening and closing your mouth, …

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Take Care of This, Too

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Are you newly diagnosed as living with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)? If so, you’ve probably had a lot of information thrown at you all at once – information about triggers for your condition, how to reduce symptoms, what medications to take, maybe even the best way to sleep and the foods you should eat (or …

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Say This Three Times Fast

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Ever hear of myofunctional therapy? Myofunctional therapy is just one tool Dr. Konig uses to treat health conditions such as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, sleep apnea and tooth grinding. It works by using a series of basic – yet specific – exercises that help to retrain the muscles of the mouth and tongue to overcome bad …

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Out of Order

The temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. It’s a big name for tiny joints that cause significant pain. These ball and socket joints hinge your lower jaw to your skull and work to open and close your jaw when you talk, eat, yawn, breathe or drink something. These joints allow the jaw to move back and forth, …

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RA Equals TMJD?

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While there are many factors in developing temporomandibular joint disorder, including genetics, injury and age, individuals with an autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk. This is because individuals with the condition experience chronic inflammation of the joints and the tissues that surround them. The Jaw Joints When you think of the …

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A Greater Risk

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that affects nearly 10 million Americans each year. The condition, which is characterized by muscle stiffness, loss of motion control and tremors, does not have a cure. As if the condition was not bad enough, a new study has connected it to another painful disorder: temporomandibular joint …

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The left side jaw is underdeveloped. Are there any non-surgical ways to fix this?

  There are several non-surgical  jaw development options to correct underdeveloped and asymmetrical faces.  The options depend on what has caused the asymmetry.  Some causes of asymmetry are mouthbreathing, neck issues, postural issues, trauma, TMJ dysfunction, bad bites, chewing on one side, skeletal issues and others. This is a case that was corrected non-surgically: https://www.konigdds.com/gallery/tmj-and-facial-asymmetry …

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