Posts Categorized: TMJ / Bruxism

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 »

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 »