2022 Goals: Stop Teeth Grinding!

2022 Goals: Stop Teeth Grinding! Maybe you’ve found yourself a little more stressed than usual lately—but you want to do everything you can to relax, find peace, and step into the new year with hope. One common stress response is to display the stress physically, by tightening up in your joints. If you find yourself […]

TMJ Symptoms: How Do You Know If Your Jaw Pain Is Bad?

woman experiencing TMJ symptoms of jaw pain in the morning.

Open and close your mouth. Now think about how often you do that during a given day—and for how many functions that are vital to living. When you eat, talk, yawn or breathe deeply, express yourself, take care of your teeth, or even just get a drink of water, opening and closing your mouth is […]

Learn How We Can Help Relieve Your Stress

Are you feeling an unusual amount of stress or emotional physical tension in your body? It is no surprise that many people are feeling the effects of the way that we have been living for the past year. Our way of life has been transformed, and we have had to adjust to new ways of […]

Stop These Habits Before They Start

We all know that bad habits can be hard to break — they become a subconscious reaction that we might not even be aware of. For our TMD patients, it’s important to reduce or stop habits like nail biting or chewing on pencils, as they trigger pain in the TMJ. We recognize that this is […]

TMD In Children And Teenagers

Does your child complain about pain in their face or around their ear? Do they tell you they hear a popping or clicking noise when they open or close their mouth? These symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can start off as an annoyance, but can continue to cause pain and irritation in the […]

Why does my jaw hurt after sleeping?

Woman's jaw hurts after sleeping

Eliminate jaw pain from your life in 2020. If you wake up with jaw pain, maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions should be to eliminate jaw pain and get back to pain-free living in 2020. Sleep should be restful, restorative, and good for your body. So why do you wake up with jaw pain? […]