Posts Categorized: TMJ / Bruxism

Bruxism Frequently Asked Questions

Bruxism may not be a familiar word to the average patient, but it’s a familiar ailment: teeth grinding. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is characterized by unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth. Patients who suffer from bruxism may not realize they are grinding their teeth at all until they notice jaw soreness, a misaligned… Read more »

Tips to Relieve Jaw Pain from TMJ Disorder

Persistent discomfort is something that many people simply learn to live with, especially after trying and failing to find a satisfactory solution. Unfortunately, chronic aches and pains can seem exponentially worse when you don’t know the cause of them, and therefore have no hope of lasting relief. This is often the case when it comes… Read more »

Could Popping Your Gum Cause a Popping Jaw?

We often recommend chewing gum as a means of cleansing your mouth and freshening your breath. While this practice is acceptable on occasion, chewing gum too often could have surprising effects on your overall health. Before you chomp down on that third or fourth stick of gum, consider the possible consequences.

Why Am I Waking Up With Jaw Pain?

If you wake up and you find that your teeth feel worn down, your jaw muscles are tired, or obtain increased tooth sensitivity, you may be a grinder. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, commonly occurs during sleep, and can be caused due to an abnormal bite, or even any missing or crooked teeth. Because bruxism mostly… Read more »