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Chipped Tooth? Don’t Panic

It can be terrifying to bite down on your dinner and realize a moment later that the hard chip in your mouth has come off of your tooth. We sometimes think of our teeth as indestructible, and we certainly put them through so much wear and tear that they can seem that way. But chipped [...]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Porcelain Veneers, Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ|Comments Off on Chipped Tooth? Don’t Panic

Dog’s Tale Shows TMJ Can be All Bark, All Bite

The temporomandibular joints, which link the jaw to the skull, are a defining feature of mammals. They are also at the root of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a collection of common ailments that results in jaw pain, chronic headaches and other uncomfortable symptoms. Research indicates that a wide range [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|TMJ|Comments Off on Dog’s Tale Shows TMJ Can be All Bark, All Bite

Jaws of Strife: TMJ Risks Increase with Age

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice recites to Caterpillar a comic poem titled “You Are Old, Father William,” which hinges on the strength of an old man’s jaw and contains the following exchange: “‘You are old,’ said the youth, ‘And your jaws are too weak For anything tougher than suet; Yet you finished [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|TMJ|Comments Off on Jaws of Strife: TMJ Risks Increase with Age

Can You Chew Your Way to TMJ?

Clinical studies support that briefly chewing sugar-free gum following meals can help prevent tooth decay, but evidence also suggests that excessive gum chewing can contribute to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and its associated headaches. Chewing Gum and Dental Health While chewing gum is not recommended for people with some oral health conditions [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|TMJ|Comments Off on Can You Chew Your Way to TMJ?

When it Comes to Treating TMJ, Holistic View May Matter

Though tens of millions of Americans are thought to suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ disorder), the condition itself can be tricky to diagnose, particularly for physicians who lack experience in neuromuscular dentistry or craniofacial pain. But a program at Tufts University indicates a holistic approach that involves dentists, [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|TMJ|Comments Off on When it Comes to Treating TMJ, Holistic View May Matter