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. You’ll experience pain and tightness... 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. Carl McMillan and our team... read more »

Help Manage Your Stress With Your Diet

One major cause of TMJ disorders is stress. Stress can contribute to teeth grinding and clenching, poor sleep, and other issues. Did you know there are healthy foods you eat every day that can help reduce and control stress? Here is some information on which foods help cut stress, and why. Food can act in several ways to help with... read more »

Where to Turn if TMJ Disorders Are Causing You Pain

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. Everyone has two of these. They are the two joints, jaw muscles and ligaments that enable the opening and closing of the mouth. Your TMJ facilitate chewing, talking and even swallowing. These joints also control the lower jaw as it moves forward, backward and side to side. Each of your TMJ has a disc situated... read more »