Quiz: Why You Need A Balanced Bite

You may know that it would be nice to enjoy a balanced bite if your bite is off. However, you might not fully recognize that it’s actually very important for your oral health that you do something about this problem. If you’d like some hard facts and easy-to-comprehend information regarding why you should come in if chewing feels a little uncomfortable to you, we’ve got some helpful details in the form of a quiz!

Thanksgiving: Easing Your TMD

Dealing with TMJ disorder over Thanksgiving can turn out to be a literal pain! You don’t want for the problem with your sore jaw to get in the way of the fun. You really don’t want it to get in the way of enjoying all of those wonderful flavors that come with this special day. So, how to prepare, what to do, and will things ever get better, you wonder? Of course, there is help to be had in the form of tips, as well as very beneficial treatment. Give us a chance to help!

The Count To 10 Rule And Your TMJs

You’ve heard of it! Sometimes it’s called the 10-second rule. Other times, you hear someone say, “Count to 10 first.” Whatever the case, the goal is to give yourself to a count of 10 seconds in order to make a decision, calm down, and the list goes on. So, what does counting have to do with your TMJ disorder and protecting your jaw, you wonder? The truth is, this rule can be extremely beneficial for you if you’re doing everything you can to protect your jaw health. Consider some ways it can benefit you!

Investigating Your Sore Jaw

When you notice that you sometimes experience a sore jaw, you may wonder why it shows up when it does, why it’s not always an issue, and what to think about it. To begin, we encourage you to keep track of what’s going on with your oral health when you can. It may offer some helpful insight. Of course, we also remind you that checking in with our team regarding TMJ disorder is essential. Consider some tidbits that may help.

Your Jaws Weren’t Meant For…

There are some things your jaws were definitely meant for. You can probably quickly rattle these off without giving it too much thought. They’re meant to help you move your mouth open and closed, so you may eat food, so you may drink beverages and remain hydrated, so you may speak to communicate, and more! See? Simple. Now, how about those things that your jaws were not meant for? Did you know that when you employ your jaw joints to do work they should not be doing, it can contribute to TMJ disorder? Yep. Let’s review some potential problems to avoid.

TMJ Health: Don’t Overlook The Details

When you’re trying to decide whether to take the time to see us about your TMJ health, you may go back and forth. At first, you may think that you should probably follow through with learning more about TMJ disorder and treating potential problems. On the other hand, you may feel uncertain about the significance, about spending money, and more. Is it really necessary, you wonder? The short answer is: Yes, it is. As for some details that you may be overlooking, let’s cover them.

Dental Hygiene With TMJ Disorder

When your jaw hurts and you find yourself faced with the task of brushing and flossing, you may feel exhausted. Dental hygiene, which was once a simple chore, suddenly becomes something that you are not certain how to approach without making your TMJ disorder worse and without dealing with discomfort, such as popping and pain in your jaw joints. How to proceed, you wonder? Doesn’t hygiene remain just as important? Heed our helpful advice, so you may quickly overcome this problem.

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