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TMJ disorders are medical problems related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. The TMJ is the most complex joint in the human body, consisting of three major parts : the lower jawbone, the pit of the...
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Is your child suffering from headaches, migraines, jaw pain, or a throbbing ache in and around their ear? What many people suffering from headaches or migraines do not know is that their child’s head pain could possibly be caused by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)....
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Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a general term for breathing difficulties that occur during sleep. Its hallmarks are snoring (which is usually accompanied by mouth breathing) and sleep apnea. SDB reportedly peaks from two to six years of age, but also occurs in younger children. In a...
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In article published by the Parkinson’s Resource Organization there is a belief that most movement disorders such as Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and Dystonia’s are due to a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem. So, what’s the connection? When you thoroughly examine and screen patients suffering the effects of Parkinson’s...
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06 Aug 2020
WHAT IS TMJ?
The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders - a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD - can cause pain in your jaw joint and...
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Bruxism is most often found during sleep and is characterized by the clenching, gnashing and grinding of the teeth. This can occur numerous times during sleep and lead to multiple sleep disruptions, as well as cause damage to the teeth. Bruxism occurs most often in...
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11 Jun 2020
SLEEP
What’s the Connection? TMJ and Sleep Did you know that many patients who suffer from sleep disorders are also dealing with a problem directly related to disorders in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ)? If you are one of the estimated 40 million+ Americans who suffer each year from...
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Mouth Breathing, Neck Pain and Posture – The Connection to TMJ Wondering how TMJ & Sleep breathing disorders are related? Here is one example: Mouth Breathing. During human development, when nasal breathing is blocked, and mouth breathing occurs, the result can be abnormal or insufficient...
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11 Jun 2020
Headaches
What’s the connection? TMJ and Headaches. When you have a headache, you might not think your jaw could be the cause, but the TMJ or temporomandibular joint could be the culprit. The TMJ is the hinge connecting your jaw to your skull allowing you to...
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