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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 […]

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Addressing rheumatoid arthritis caused jaw pain

Addressing rheumatoid arthritis caused jaw pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disorder that affects the joints, particularly the hands and feet. However, other joints in the body can be affected as well, including the jaw. We often forget how frequently we use our jaw to talk, to eat, to drink, because it comes so naturally. If your rheumatoid arthritis is […]

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This or that?

This or that?

With more than 3 million U.S. cases per year, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a common yet painful disorder. It can be difficult to understand what is safe to eat versus what will cause your jaw more pain! TMJ is treatable, but lifestyle changes are definitely necessary and recommended in order to live a pain-free […]

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Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Estrogen and temporomandibular joint disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) affects over 10 million Americans, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw–specifically the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This disorder is associated with jaw clicking, lockjaw, pain while eating or swallowing, and inflammation throughout the jaw bone causing headaches. It is quite the painful disorder, with many Americans looking for a solution that […]

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Benefits of oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

Benefits of oral appliance therapy for TMD relief

If you have been recently diagnosed with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, your doctor may have mentioned oral appliance therapy. With many options available for treatment, it can be overwhelming to make the right decision. It’s important to weigh your options, as everybody is different!  What are oral appliances?  Oral appliance therapy is used as a treatment […]