Mouth Breathing, Neck Pain and Posture

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 facial and dental development. Studies have found that untreated mouth

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TMJ and Headaches in Children: What’s the Connection?

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). Oftentimes, people never consider TMJ as a possible cause for their

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TMJ Disorders and Children: What’s the Connection?

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 temporal bone, and the associated connective tissue. The TMJ connects the

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Bruxism and Sleep – What’s the Connection?

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 the early stages of sleep right before you enter a

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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 in the muscles that control jaw movement. The exact cause

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TMJ and Parkinson’s – What’s the Connection?

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 or Tourette’s for any underlying jaw joint problems what

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