If You Have TMJ Pain, Consider Setting a New Year’s Goal for a Healthier Jaw

2023 has finally begun, and many of us are on our way to achieving lofty New Year’s resolutions. It typically includes getting healthier, and if you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joints), you are probably hoping to finally get help managing your symptoms and finding much-needed relief. It’s important because constantly being in pain is a quick way to become anxious... read more »

Timely Tips To Help You Navigate the Stress of the Holidays With TMJ 

The bustling holiday season is a time many people look forward to, but for those who have chronic TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, the added stress can aggravate their condition more than ever. If you are one of these people and are crossing off your to-do list, now is a good time to take stress-relieving steps to ease those TMD flare-ups.  ... read more »

Why You Should Understand the Importance of Jaw, Bite and TMJ Harmony

Did you know that when your jaw is in its optimal position, it can make you look more youthful than other people in your age range? We refer to this as “TMJ harmony” where your jaw, bite, and TMJ work together to lessen stress, tension, headaches, jaw pain, and even unwanted premature aging. Problems With a Bad Bite Now that... read more »

What Can You Do When You Experience a TMJ Flare-Up While on Vacation?

If you have issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) you already know how it can impact your daily quality of life. Located underneath your ears, these complex joints connect your jaw to your skull so you can move your jaw in all directions as needed. It’s no wonder you may have issues when you think about how much you rely... read more »

Home Care Remedies That May Provide Temporary Relief for Mild TMJ Symptoms

When it comes to your TMJ (or temporomandibular joints) connecting your jawbone to your skull, you can suffer disorders in this joint. These can leave you in pain along with the muscles controlling those jaw movements, especially if you are constantly grinding or clenching your teeth. Pain associated with your TMJ/TMD is often temporary, and you may even be able... read more »

How Does Bruxism Affect Your TMJ and How Can It Best Be Treated?

The term “bruxism” refers to a repetitive jaw-muscle movement where you habitually and subconsciously grind your teeth together and clench your jaw muscles. It affects the temporomandibular joints located on both sides of your jaws that function by helping you smoothly open and close your jaw. Why is Excessive Bruxism a Problem? When problems with your TMJ occur, you will... read more »