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 »

Why You Should Never Ignore Nighttime Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Did you know that about one in three adults experience bruxism? When it comes to grinding your teeth, this often unconscious and seemingly innocuous habit is something your mouth and jaw can do without, and it is known as bruxism. It is essentially a harmful habit where you repeatedly clench and grind your teeth, leaving them and your jaw sore... read more »