Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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We see a lot of patients living with the pain of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD/TMD, and get questions from them about their treatment options. One of the questions we hear frequently is, “Do I need braces to fix my TMD?”  Most people cringe at the thought of braces or…

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Dear Legends Dental, I have TMD, and I’ve noticed that my jaw begins hurting if I’m in a space with very cold air conditioning. Why does this happen? Signed, Cold & Hurting in Texas Has this happened to you? We often hear this from our temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) patients and even…

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If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a hundred times: Breathing through your nose is best for your body. But, socially, many people think breathing out of the nose is better, too, as being a ‘mouth breather’ has become an insult associated with stupidity or inability to grasp concepts.…

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When you think about temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, you may think about jaw pain or the jaw ‘locking’ shut. But did you know that TMJD can cause symptoms that may not even appear in or around your jaw? These symptoms include unexplained ear pain, ringing in the ears, headaches,…

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When you have a headache, the pain may make it difficult – if not impossible – to focus on anything else. Head pain can make doing regular tasks hard, and even just thinking about doing some things can prove challenging. Chances are, you’re not alone if you feel this way…

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Nearly 1.5 million Americans are affected by the autoimmune condition rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is caused when the immune system sees the joints as ‘foreign invaders’ and attacks them. RA can cause pain and inflammation in the joints, including the jaw. When the jaw is affected by RA, it can…

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Is stress affecting your jaw? Many people living with the pain of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) do not realize the impact of stress and anxiety on their jaw joints. But, the pain of TMD is directly impacted by stress and anxiety. We hope to bring you some eye-opening insight into…

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More than 50 million Americans are living with a form of tinnitus. Commonly known as ringing in the ears, this condition often impacts an individual’s quality of life. Some statistics show that the disease affects one in every 10 adults across the nation, and episodes, on average, can last more…

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Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that affects around 10 million Americans each year. Parkinson’s causes changes in the muscles and nerves, which can make muscles rigid and cause tremors and problems with movement. The disease has no cure, and to make matters even more complicated, a new…

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Does your child have crooked or crowded adult teeth coming in? If so, you may be tempted to ‘wait and see’ what their smile will be like over time, but is this the best approach? While historically some dentists and orthodontists chose to wait it out, it is not the…