Posts By: John

Uneven Tooth Color after Bleaching? Here’s What You Need to Do

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Tooth bleaching is a popular method for whitening discolored teeth, and it can be done at home or by a dentist. It’s quite common for teeth to appear unevenly colored after the procedure. However, you need to take some steps if there is an extensive difference in color, or your teeth become more heavily stained over time. Here are a…

Arthritis and its Effect on your Oral Health

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Haven’t we all heard about arthritis (or rheumatoid arthritis)? The most common symptom is pain in the joints and it also affects cardiovascular system, connective tissues and internal organs. Many a times crepitus is experienced where the joints, while functioning, brush against each other and make rubbing sounds. But did you know that arthritis can also affect your oral health?…

TMJ and Teenagers: The Various Treatment Options

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Although temporomandibular joint pain is common among adults aged 25 years and older, it is bound to develop sooner especially amongst teenagers. A majority of the cases develop during childhood due to injuries as well as constant breathing through the mouth which is associated with allergies. Thus, most teenagers live with TMJ as it remains undiagnosed, disrupting their lives without…

Find out what sets a TMJ Headache apart

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Can TMJ cause headaches? This is a common question today. Millions of people experience a telltale pain that radiates from the head and neck. This is usually preceded in by stiffness in the jaw. In most cases, the pain arising from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is mistaken for a normal headache because of the similarity of the symptoms. Consequently, this type…

Different TMJ Exercises to Help Alleviate Pain

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is not commonly talked about but it is crucial when opening and closing the mouth. This joint is unique as it allows forward, backward as well as side-to-side movement of the jaw. Even then, it can develop a disorder resulting in pain in the jaw or near the ears. This is referred to as Temporomandibular disorder…

A Complete Guide to Splint Therapy

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The temporomandibular joint, or the ‘jaw point’, is a hinge that connects your jaw to your temporal skull bones.  It assists in the opening and closing of your jaw, and plays an important role in letting you speak, chew, smile and yawn. Because of the frequent and constant use of the jaw point, it is a common target for recurring…

Do Wisdom Teeth Really Unlock Wisdom When Removed?

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So is it really wise to have your wisdom teeth removed? This rather sensitive and painful procedure has become a controversial point over the last few years for many people who have benefited from this simple extraction and the equally many who have suffered terribly because of it. Does Loss of Wisdom Teeth lead to TMJ? Many people who still…

The Connection Between Jaw Pain And Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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What are wisdom teeth? The third or fourth molars, which are the posterior most teeth in the dental arch, are called the wisdom teeth. If a wisdom tooth erupts clearly through the tissues without causing any discomfort in the adjacent tooth, and you are able to brush, floss and clean it properly, there is no need for an extraction. But…

Can a Chiropractor Help Alleviate Your Problems with TMJ?

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When it comes to TMJ treatment, it is better to go with non-invasive or conservative treatment as much as possible.  Surgical options, which tend to be more invasive, should only be considered as a last resort.  Chiropractic techniques have been found to work very well in relieving problems with body joints.  With a good chiropractor, you can find effective TMJ…

Things to do while you are Recovering from TMJ Surgery

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery is usually recommended in patients whose jaw joint symptoms impede the normal functions of the jaw or where the jaw gets locked or stuck while yawning, talking or eating and other forms of TMJ treatment have failed. Surgical procedures such as arthrocentesis, which entails removal of joint fluid, are usually performed for TMJ symptoms and treatment. Arthroscopic surgery may…