Posts Categorized: TMJ / Bruxism

Do You Have Bruxism?

Many dental health issues can be identified by how they make your teeth and/or gums look. For instance, a cavity might create a discolored area on your tooth, and gum disease can make some teeth look longer by causing your gums to recede. Habitually grinding your teeth (bruxism) can gradually change your smile’s appearance, as… Read more »

Stiff, Achy Jaw? Find Out Why!

Do you wake up every morning with a stiff and achy jaw? You may clench and grind while you sleep (brux), or you may be suffering from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Not only can TMJ disorders be caused by bruxing, bruxing can also be a symptom of a TMJ. Bruxing is much easier to… Read more »

A Different Way To Treat TMJ and Bruxing

TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) and bruxing, the chronic gnashing or grinding and clenching of your teeth, can often be related. TMJ can lead to bruxing and bruxing can lead to TMJ. Both can lead to pain and tension in facial muscles, jaw joints, head, neck, and shoulders, and bruxing can lead to severely worn and/or… Read more »

Is Your Jaw Sore And Achy?

Pain or discomfort in your jaw can be a sign of bruxing (chronic grinding and clenching your teeth) or TMJ, temporomandibular joint disorder. Sometimes the two are related. One can cause the other and vice versa. Bruxing is easier to diagnose than a TMJ disorder because there will be telltale signs of excessive wear on… Read more »

My Jaw Is Giving Me A Headache!

How can your jaw give you a headache, you may wonder…or neck pain, or tension in your shoulders? The fact is, it can. All the parts of our bodies are connected, not just by bones, but by way of muscles, ligaments, nerves, tissue, veins, arteries, and blood vessels.  For instance, a very large nerve called… Read more »

Why Are My Teeth Tired?

Do your teeth feel tired? That may seem like a silly question, and it actually is. What we mean is do your gums feel tired and achy? Does your jaw feel tired and achy too? Do the roots of your teeth seem to ache? Do you wonder why? If you answer yes to the questions… Read more »

Pop Quiz: Can You Name 3 Treatments for TMJ Disorder?

If your jaw is popping, you may be the perfect person to take this “pop” quiz. TMJ stands for temporo-mandibular joint, aka the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your head. This complicated piece of anatomy allows you to chew all those fabulous lunches you munch, with both a sliding and a hinging… Read more »

TMJ Disorder Relief: A Quiz

Suffering from TMJ disorder can cause severe discomfort. In addition, you may find yourself dealing with frustration as you try to figure out why your jaw joints are not functioning up to snuff and what to do about it. The good news is that there are some simple remedies for alleviating stress and strain on… Read more »

Jaw Soreness? TMJ Disorder May Be the Cause

Have you been waking up with a sore jaw? Do you experience regular headaches? Does your bite feel off or uncomfortable? You could be experiencing a jaw disorder that affects your TMJ, which is the joint that connects your jawbone to the rest of your skull. Common dental conditions that affect your TMJ include bruxism… Read more »

The Dental Health Benefits of Botox

Botox at the dentist?! No, you’re not misreading. Botox is useful for more than just beauty: Botox and dermal fillers can also be used to benefit your dental health. If you have TMJ disorder or bruxism, you may know the pain of an aching jaw all too well. Disorders related to the joints in your… Read more »