Dental Treatments

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Side effects of dentistry can sock you in the jaw It might be a surprise to some people to discover that some types of dental treatment can actually cause problems with the way a person bites. This is often an outcome of particular dental procedures such as crown positioning, dental implants, the size of the…

Injury

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Ouch! Has your jaw had a bash recently? It’s not difficult to imagine that any accident that causes an injury to the face may potentially have an effect on important joints like the jaw joint, more correctly known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. The injury might not just be to the face or jaw…

Mouth Breathing

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Are you a habitual mouth breather? It’s not unnatural to breathe through the mouth in certain situations, such as when exertion takes place while running or when lifting heavy objects. However, if too much time is spent breathing using only the mouth this can lead to the development of health problems which can be particularly…

Genetics

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Could headaches, jaw pain and other TMJ symptoms be inherited? There has been research that indicates that temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) dysfunction may be passed on from one generation to another. This could mean that if you do develop a problem with your TMJ, you may have inherited a stronger likelihood for the condition from your…