Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with TMJ Care

If you wish for your smile to continue to operate as intended, it is important to make sure all parts involved work as intended. This includes your temporomandibular joints, also called your TMJs. TMJs are ball-and-socket joints located within your jaw that are essential for opening and closing your mouth and eating and chewing as… Read more »

Known Causes of TMJ Disorder

Because every person has temporomandibular joints (TMJs), they also have a risk of developing TMJ disorder. The TMJs are the jaw joints attaching the lower jaw to the skull, and if they don’t function efficiently, you may be left with a jaw that clicks and pops when it moves, locks open or shut, causes swelling… Read more »

Outlining the Basics of TMJs

Did you know that temporomandibular joints, also referred to as TMJs, are extremely beneficial for the proper functioning of your mouth? Not only do they play a key role in speaking, but they are also responsible for chewing correctly. If for any reason your TMJs are damaged, your oral health will suffer. Thus, be aware… Read more »

Minor TMJ Disorder Symptoms Might Be Addressed by Making Minor Lifestyle Changes

Problems with tension, inflammation, and physical dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw can have an increasingly negative effect on your overall quality of life. In many of these cases the causes of chronic TMJ disorder are related to varying factors, so it’s best to have the problem professionally diagnosed by an orthodontist… Read more »

Night Guards: Protect Your Smile While You Sleep

Are you a victim of bruxism or the TMJ disorder? If so, then Dr. Carl McMillan must have recommended wearing a night guard. A night guard is a strong, protective appliance that keeps your teeth and jaw in tip-top shape while you sleep. This means the teeth grinding and jaw clenching habits you participate in… Read more »

Spotting TMJ

Did you know, if you suffer from painful headaches or jaw pain, this could be a sign of TMJ? TMJ is a disorder that can cause many problems in your jaw joints, ears, head, face, and even teeth. This disorder can be painful and is important to find a solid treatment plan to reduce the… Read more »

Yearly Oral Health Reminders: TMJs

In order to ensure your teeth are properly cared for, it is important to take into account all areas of your jaw and face. One of the most important sections of your mouth involves the joints in your jaw known as the temporomandibular joints, also called TMJs. If damage to your TMJs occurs, it can… Read more »

A Dental Guard Can Help Protect Your Teeth and Temporomandibular Joints from Complications Caused by Night Grinding

A chronic state of stress can have a significant impact on your medical health and psychological condition. It can also have a gradual negative effect on your overall oral health and function. Some people will start to grind their teeth when sleeping in response to chronic stress. As time goes on the frequent pressure caused… Read more »

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 »