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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 |December 30th, 2019|Porcelain Veneers, Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ|Comments Off on Chipped Tooth? Don’t Panic

Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ–What’s the Difference?

Medical terms aren’t always the easiest to understand. At Smile Columbia Dentistry, we want to make it easy for our patients to understand every condition or term we talk about. If you suffer from TMJ, you might have heard trigeminal Neuralgia at some point. To help you better understand what the difference between [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Neuromuscular Dentistry, TMJ|Comments Off on Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ–What’s the Difference?

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?