Years of friction can make gradual changes to your teeth, though for many these changes will be difficult to identify. This is thanks to the remarkable strength of dental enamel, which can withstand considerable pressure over time. However, some people may notice that their teeth have started to look dull, or that they appear to… Read more »
Category: TMJ Disorder
How TMJ Disorder Affects Your Bite Function
Every time you open and close your bite, there are several different aspects of your oral health at work. Your jaw muscles and nerves control the movement, your jaw joints (TMJs) allow it to move, and your teeth distribute the pressure from your bite’s movement. When one of these components can’t carry their own weight,… Read more »
Why Didn’t I Realize I Have TMJ Disorder?
When you keep a close eye on your dental health, you may not be too surprised when something pops up. For instance, a sensitive tooth might have warned you of growing tooth decay before your dentist confirmed it. However, with TMJ disorder, symptoms aren’t always so obviously connected to your oral health. The jaw dysfunction… Read more »
What It Means to Have TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder (or temporomandibular joint disorder) is the type of thing that you may have and not realize it. Or, it may be the cause of chronic aches and pains that occur for seemingly no reason. Living with TMJ disorder means something different for everyone, and it’s usually the result of one or more unique… Read more »
What Causes TMJ Disorder?
Good dental health care entails more than ensuring that your teeth and gums remain disease-free. It also involves understanding and addressing issues that can inhibit your mouth’s proper function. For instance, TMJ disorder affects the joints and muscles that move your jaw, and its symptoms can include a variety of discomfort, including jaw pain and… Read more »
Wondering What TMJ Is and If You Could Have It?
Most people have heard about TMJ disorder, commonly simply referred to as TMJ, yet many may not know what it actually is, or even if they have it. TMJ is actually the term for the Temporomandibular Joint, itself. This is the hinge joint that helps to connect the jawbone to the skull. It is meant… Read more »
Facts About Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder
The joints that your jaw moves upon are technically known as temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. They’re also the reason why you may feel a popping sensation or difficulty with movement when opening and closing your jaw. If you experience chronic discomfort or pain in your jaw—a condition known as TMJ disorder—then finding relief will rely on… Read more »
What You Should Know About TMJ Disorder
TMJ disorder can result in a myriad of varying symptoms, from chronic migraines and jaw pain to earaches and neck stiffness. As diverse as its symptoms are, the causes behind TMJ disorder can be just as varying. Today, we discuss a few of the many different ways in which your jaw’s joints can become damaged… Read more »