How TMJs and Jaw Movement Work

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy with good hygiene and regular dental care might not be as beneficial if your jaw doesn’t move as well as it should. While muscles power your jaw movement, your temporomandibular joints are the hinges that … Continue reading

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How to Diagnose TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joints control your jaw’s movement by hinging your lower jaw, or mandible, to your skull. You can feel the joints if you place your hands on both sides of your jaw as you open and close your mouth. … Continue reading

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Common Risk Factors for TMJ Disorder

Even the littlest things can have a more profound influence on your dental health than you might realize. That extra piece of candy might be just the thing to tip the scales and lead to a cavity. That piece of … Continue reading

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Tips for Chronic Headache Relief

They can strike at any moment, and for some people, they might not go away easily, or they might return consistently despite all efforts to treat them. In different degrees of severity and consistency, headaches are perhaps among the most … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions About TMJ Disorders

When it comes to TMJ disorders, patients typically have more questions than they can find answers to. Often, patients don’t even know to look for answers, because they aren’t aware that their seemingly-obscure discomfort is due to a specific condition. … Continue reading

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Signs and Treatments of TMJ Disorder

It’s not as easily-recognizable as cavities, or as particularly-focused as periodontal disease, but temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder, or TMD) is a more common condition than many people realize. Your jaw’s joints are combination sliding-and-hinge joints that allow your lower jaw, or … Continue reading

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TMJ Pain and Tips for Relief

Temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are large, three-pronged nerves that traverse either side of your face and jaw. Among their many responsibilities, TMJs help control the movement of your lower jaw, and account for the majority of sensory information to your … Continue reading

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How TMJ Disorder Causes Headaches and More

Many people who suffer from seemingly unexplained chronic aches and pains have trouble finding a correct diagnosis and effective treatment for their troubles. In time, they may learn to simply deal with the inconveniences and move on, or are surprised … Continue reading

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Detroit Area Dentist Reevaluates the Common Sleep Pattern, Pt. 2

In last week’s article, we discussed research that pointed to a historical segmented sleep pattern. The research suggests that the typical eight-hour sleep pattern commonly recommended today may not be the natural sleep pattern that our bodies require. The ancient … Continue reading

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Detroit Area Dentist Reevaluates the Common Sleep Pattern, Pt. 1

There are a variety of dental-related issues that can disturb your sleep. Among the most direct issues is tooth discomfort or sensitivity, which can be so uncomfortable as to make sleep impossible. More complex issues can include TMJ discomfort, which … Continue reading

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