Healthy Temporomandibular Joints for a Healthy Mouth

Your temporomandibular joints are indispensable for your mouth to work well. As the joints within your jaw complete the intricate process of chewing and moving your mouth at a variety of angles, they can maintain damage due to the steady wear they sustain, resulting in what is called TMJ disorder. Here are some important facts… Read more »

TMJ Symptoms

Do you wake up with painful jaw movements? Do you find it hard to eat, talk, or yawn? If so, you could be suffering from TMJ and should seek help right away. There are two joints on each side of your face that control the movement of your jaw if you hear popping, clicking, fell… Read more »

What Is the Cause of TMJ

Are your teeth starting to look dull or flat? Do you wake up with a headache, damaged teeth or dental restorations, or cuts or damage to the inside of your cheeks? Does your partner tell you that you grind your teeth or snore when you sleep? If you have these symptoms, you may have bruxism which… Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Fix Your TMJ

If you have TMJ disorder, orthodontics might be just the solution for permanently correcting your bite. How exactly does that work? Here’s the low-down: Many TMJ disorders are caused by what is called a malocclusion – that’s just a fancy term for a bad bite. Your misaligned bite can cause stress on your jaw and… Read more »

How Can I Relieve My TMJ Discomfort?

The TMJ disorder can cause severe pain and discomfort in the temporomandibular joints, which are the joints that hinge the jaw, which can make it very difficult to eat, talk, and laugh. Our dentist, Dr. Carl McMillan, and dental team can imagine that can be quite inconvenient. Fortunately, there are things you can do to… Read more »

How Does Your Jaw Make Chewing Possible?

Have you ever wonder how your jaw makes chewing possible? The wide range of motion displayed by your mouth is due to the temporomandibular joints in your jaw, also referred to as TMJs. Due to the complete nature of TMJs and their proclivity for receiving plenty of wear, they can break down on occasion, which can… Read more »

Facts About TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are your jaw joints. Disorders with these joints are very common. Some symptoms of TMJ disorders include: – Discomfort in the jaw or face – Clicking or popping in the TMJs – Headaches – A crunching sound when you use your jaw joints – A locking jaw – Discomfort when you… Read more »

An Effective TMJ Disorder Treatment Strategy Often Starts with Lifestyle Modifications

Distress, discomfort, or inflammation in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can cause pain or persistent aches near the temples or in front of the ears. People suffering from TMJ disorder might also experience pain within the joint when biting down and applying pressure with the jaw muscles. A little bit of clicking in… Read more »

How TMJ Therapy Can Help You Conquer TMD

TMJ is an acronym for “temporomandibular joints” — those gorgeously intricate muscles and joints that permit your jawbone to shift so as to do things like chew, swallow and speak. A TMJ disorder (TMD) might occur after a jaw dislocation or as a side effect of arthritis, your jaw’s natural alignment, stress or teeth grinding…. Read more »

Bruxism and TMJ

If you have a tendency to grind your teeth while you sleep, you might be experiencing the effects of bruxism. Typically done unconsciously, whether because of stress, a sleeping disorder or an abnormal bite, teeth grinding (or bruxism) can ultimately cause problems with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) without treatment. At TMJ Therapy in American Fork, Utah, we are here to help. Dr…. Read more »