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…

Postural Problems

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Are you a slouch or is it your jaw that just won’t stay straight? Posture problems have typically become more evident in recent decades as people’s lives have become more sedentary. This is when sitting down is a more common pastime than regularly moving around and exercising the body. Activities that promote postural problems include…

Occlusion / Bite

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When your bite just isn’t right Have you been noticing a variety of strange symptoms recently? Things like pains that come and go in your face or jaw, especially. Maybe you find that you have been clenching or grinding your teeth a lot and experience considerable discomfort when you talk or eat any type of…

Headaches / Migraines

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Have you been looking in the right place for the source of your headache? Headaches and migraines can become a part of your life – uninvited ones! There is nothing worse than waking up to yet another morning to find the headache or migraine comes back with a vengeance. Your physician may have prescribed painkillers…

TMJ 101

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We all have TMJ Everyone has a temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If we didn’t, we would not be able to bite, chew, talk or yawn as these functions are only possible due to the presence of your TMJ. It is the joint that lies on both sides of your mouth which acts like a hinge allowing…