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Is TMJ Causing My Ears To Ring?

Ringing in the ears, commonly referred to as tinnitus, is a condition that plagues many individuals for a number of reasons. There are several conditions that can create ringing in the ears. The causes range from traumatic injury to auditory nerves to certain medications that can cause ringing in the ears. The problem may [...]

Eliminate Your Signs of Aging with TMJ Treatment

You heard it when you were young, and you say it now, “Just wait until you’re my age. Everything hurts.” While it is true that aches and pains become more prevalent as you age, it doesn’t mean you have to live with all of them. Some signs of aging are just that, aging. But [...]

Can Stress and Anxiety Cause TMJ Disorder?

Do you ever feel excruciating pain in your jaw or elsewhere in your face when you open your mouth, such as when chewing, yawning, or talking? Is it sometimes difficult to open and close your jaw? Do your jaw muscles feel strained? Do you wake up with a sore jaw? Are you noticing that [...]

4 Common Headaches a Dentist Can Help Resolve

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) links your jaw to the skull. It acts as a “sliding hinge”, a joint in front of both your ears. This allows movement in the jaw, so you can yawn, chew, and talk. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) creates pain and discomfort in the jaw and muscles that handle movement. [...]

Is TMJ Preventing You From Getting Sleep?

Many people think they can resolve their sleep problems by simply going to bed at a regular time every night, having the right pillows, and buying a high-quality mattress. Though those things do help to set the stage for a sound night of much-needed sleep, they might not be enough. If your bedtime routine [...]

Resolve to Do Something About TMJ This Year

There are many reasons to be happy over the holidays, but TMJ can also spike at this time. Although it may seem to subside again, it’s good to take this flare-up as a warning and get treatment before the problem worsens. Why TMJ Symptoms Can Spike During the Holidays The holidays are a big change [...]

7 Home Remedies to Ease TMJ Pain

Are you searching for home remedies to alleviate your TMJ pain? The TMJ or Temporomandibular joint, and the surrounding network of muscles make it possible to open and close your mouth, eat, and chew food. Anything that affects the normal function of this network may cause pain or that annoying popping and [...]

Pro Tips: Breaking Bad Habits That Might Contribute to TMD

Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMD, can be a literal pain. Between its relationship with poor posture to how difficult it is to diagnose, TMD can put unneeded strain on your mental and physical health. Here at Top Down Dental, we’re not just focused on what’s happening inside of your mouth. We’re [...]

Your Neck and Back Pain May Be Caused by TMD

We slouch a lot. Whether it’s checking a text message, sitting at work or reading in bed, we’re often craning the neck downward, jutting the chin backward and slouching the shoulders. Sitting and standing in this position every day can lead to a weaker back and pain throughout the neck and shoulders. But did [...]

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