A Brief Look at TMJ Disorder

Whether it’s just a slight discomfort in your jaws, an occasional popping and clicking sensation, or severe bouts of discomfort and an inability to function properly, TMJ disorder can affect your jaw in many different ways. Short for temporomandibular joint disorder, TMJ disorder impacts one or both of the joints that power your jaw’s movement. It can lead to a wide range of discomforts, including chronic headaches and migraines, in addition to severe discomfort in your jaw joints and muscles. Today, we take a look at why, and how we may be able to help you find relief from the chronic discomfort. (more…)

A Few Warning Signs that You Have Bruxism

When you grind your teeth occasionally, there’s usually nothing to worry about. Yet, when you grind your teeth consistently, it may be a sign that you have an actual bruxism problem (chronic teeth-grinding). Bruxism is more common than many people might expect, and for those who have it, it isn’t always easy to detect and diagnose. You may only notice that you grind your teeth every once in a while, but the truth is that it occurs multiple times every day, and sometimes more often at night. If you experience any of the following symptoms in addition to grinding your teeth, then it may be time to schedule a visit to address your bruxism. (more…)