Stress, Tinnitus, and TMD

Tinnitus is a condition that can be very hard to live with. In fact, people with tinnitus tend to suffer very high rates of depression and stress. For many people, tinnitus is a source of significant stress, but sometimes the opposite is true. About half of people with tinnitus can trace its origins back to Read More

Bad Posture Could Be a Cause of TMJ Disorder

You’ve never experienced an injury or any form of trauma to the face—you would definitely remember it, right? So that rules that out. You don’t bite your nails, chew on the inside of your cheek or clench your teeth. You spent two years of high school with orthodontics, and as a result, your teeth and Read More

Occlusal Splint Provides the Fastest Relief for TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or sometimes TMD) can be hard to treat. Even once we’ve overcome the problem of diagnosis, there are many potential approaches that can provide relief, although not everyone sees results from all treatments. It can be hard to know which treatment people should try first to get relief. But now a Read More

Bruxism Related to Medications

Just as treatments for your dental health can impact your overall health, other medical treatments can have a profound effect on your oral health. For example, some prescriptions may lead to severe bruxism, clenching and grinding of teeth. This can happen either during the day or night, and it’s related to altered brain chemistry, which Read More

Surgery Alternatives for TMJ Treatment

3 surgery alternatives for TMJ treatment If you suffer from a TMJ disorder that affects the temporomandibular joint, it can truly make life difficult. This vital hinge that connects the upper and lower jaw is one that we often take for granted. When something is off balance, muscle strain and inflammation are common. Talking and Read More