TMJD

childhood teeth grinding

If you’ve ever heard your baby or toddler grind their teeth, you know the sound rivals nails on a chalkboard. You may also wonder exactly why they’re doing it, whether you should be concerned and how to get them to stop.  Childhood Teeth Grinding The first thing to remember is…

Headache

Headaches happen. They come and go. Some people never experience one, while others suffer from chronic headaches. If you’re among the latter group, you know how unpleasant it is — especially when it means you don’t feel like doing anything. But there are some simple ways to relieve those aches…

TMD

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…

Ear Pain

When you think of ear pain, you probably think it’s an ear infection, but did you know that not all ear pain results from an infection? One of the most common yet underdiagnosed reasons for ear pain is temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMDs. Although TMDs often stem from an issue…

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COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s life, including our work situations, seeing our friends and family, and how our kids go to school. But did you know that COVID-19 is also affecting the oral health of many individuals? Dentists worldwide report patients coming in with tooth damage, jaw pain and other oral…

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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…