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Dealing with pain and depression

Dealing with pain and depression

Unfortunately, as we learn more, we find a growing connection between depression and anxiety symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) pain. In fact, depression and anxiety only worsen jaw pain experienced with TMD, according to a new study.  What is the connection? We know that TMD affects the muscles and joints that connect your […]

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Dr. Sara is a 2021 Valley Premier Dentist

Dr. Sara is a 2021 Valley Premier Dentist

Want to get to know the Valley’s premier dentists who are providing unparalleled levels of care in their practices? Well, you’re in luck because one of them is someone you already know! We are so proud to announce that Dr. Sara Vizcarra is a 2021 Valley Premier Dentist as published in Phoenix Magazine.  Why Dr. […]

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What you eat can impact your TMD

What you eat can impact your TMD

Did you know that your diet affects more than just your weight? It’s true. Because your body is like a well-oiled machine, when something is out of line, every muscle, nerve and movement will be affected. This is the same for a proper diet. When you follow a proper diet, you can potentially avoid pain […]

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The painful complications associated with TMD

The painful complications associated with TMD

Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the most heavily used and under appreciated joint in the human body. The TMJ is the reason you can open and close your mouth as well as extending and moving your jaw side-to-side. This joint helps you eat, talk and express yourself through facial expressions.  It’s easy to see […]