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April 06, 2022
Bruxism is the medical name for jaw clenching and tooth grinding. A common stress response, bruxism can have a profound impact on the health and appearance of your smile, increasing risks for uneven and aggressive tooth wear, gum recession, tooth loss, and persistent pain. When bruxism continues… Read Full Post
March 08, 2022
TMJ is the name given to a group of conditions that can cause misalignment of the jaw. Sometimes, TMJ is the result of trauma, while other times, it may be a result of uncorrected bite issues. It may also be a result of stress and habits, such as tooth grinding, which accompany anxiety. Oftentimes… Read Full Post
February 15, 2022
Most dental insurance plans provide 100% coverage for cleanings and examinations. Depending on the plan, coverage for restorations, tooth replacement, and similar general and restorative services may also be covered – at least to an extent – helping to make dental care more affordable. At Warr… Read Full Post
June 15, 2021
You may have heard that one of the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a “migraine-like headache.” This is accurate in that both can cause debilitating pain and both can result in lost productivity and relentless discomfort. But the causes and symptoms of these two types of… Read Full Post
December 04, 2020
Bruxism, more commonly known as jaw clenching or grinding teeth, is often a stress-related condition. Commonly unconscious, bruxism may occur while you are working, recreating, and even sleeping, making it something that can be very difficult to bring under control. But bringing the habit under… Read Full Post
October 25, 2018
Chronic facial pain can be a sign of several health conditions, including a TMJ disorder. The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint located on both sides of your mouth where the jaw bone connects to your skull. These joints work with localized muscles, bones, and ligaments to accommodate chewing and… Read Full Post
April 24, 2018
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ as it’s commonly known, is a painful condition caused by issues with the muscles, tendons, and bones in your jaw. Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by this condition but many don’t realize it as the symptoms of TMJ are often like those of many… Read Full Post
December 15, 2017
Chronic pain can cause more than just physical distress; it can be emotionally taxing as well. If you experience constant migraines and headaches or pain whenever you speak, eat, or use your jaw, you may feel hopeless and mentally exhausted from continually trying to alleviate that pain. If you… Read Full Post
September 09, 2016
Many adults believe ringing in their ears (tinnitus) is an indicator of hearing problems or an ear infection, but a misaligned jaw or an issue with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) could be the cause behind this aggravating sound.  Our TMJ specialist can help determine if the ringing sound is… Read Full Post
March 28, 2016
Essentially, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a disc that links the lower jaw to the skull, just in front of the ear. This joint allows people to open and close their mouths, serving vital functions such as talking and eating. However, this joint can also be the source of great pain and… Read Full Post