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 »

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 »