Expanded Views of TMD

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Expanded views of TMD Dentistry is rapidly entering an age of advanced diagnostics due to the availability of the technology that allows us to see past the teeth. This has allowed us to make our dental treatment more predictable and has helped us to understand past problems with treatment such as orthodontic relapse and grinding…

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…

Facial Asymmetry

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A crooked face may be a sign of a problem with your jaw If you have noticed that your face appears somewhat crooked and this is not what you are used to, it could be your jaw which is causing the asymmetry. Look at your face in a mirror and through the middle of your…

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…