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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; [...]

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 [...]

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

4 Reasons to Visit a Cosmetic Dentist, Even If You Have a Perfect Smile

If you’re happy with your smile, you might not think that you need to visit a cosmetic dentist. After all, what can they do for you? But the truth is that you should always visit a dentist with a strong sense of aesthetics so that you can continue to enjoy your smile for your entire [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, TMJ|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Visit a Cosmetic Dentist, Even If You Have a Perfect Smile

TMJ May Be to Blame if Your Teeth Relapsed after Braces

Relapse after orthodontic treatment is a major concern both for patients and for dentists. Patients feel that they didn’t get their money’s worth out of what can be an expensive cosmetic dentistry procedure, while dentists often blame relapse on a patient’s failure to wear their orthodontic retainer. But there’s another important factor for [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|TMJ|Comments Off on TMJ May Be to Blame if Your Teeth Relapsed after Braces
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