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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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Working out is good for your waistline, but what about for your jaw? According to new research presented at the American Academy of Orofacial Pain scientific meeting in May 2019 in San Diego, working out can help reduce pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder and other painful conditions related to…

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Researchers believe that around 10 million Americans are living with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD is a condition that develops when the temporomandibular joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull become damaged from injury or misalignment. Legends Dental treats TMD and other jaw-related conditions in Waco, Texas.…

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When you get up to walk across the room, do your hips, knees or back pop, creak or crack? If they do, you might want to call your doctor, as these noises are a sign of osteoarthritis in your joints. But, what about when your jaw pops, creaks or cracks?…

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Laughing too hard can mean a bellyache, tears streaming down the cheeks and the inability to catch your breath, but can laughing too hard mean the risk of dislocating your jaw? Maybe. According to a recent article in Entertainment Times of India, this is just what happened to a Chinese…

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When you think of wisdom teeth, the first thing you probably think of is having them removed. That’s natural – many people have their wisdom teeth taken out long before the teeth break through their gums because these teeth, known as third molars, are impacted or blocked from erupting. Those…

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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably experienced a dizzy spell or two in your lifetime. In most cases, dizziness goes away quickly and could be caused by getting up too fast, the position you’re laying in, being tired or having low blood sugar. But, what if it doesn’t go…

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Have you noticed pain in your jaw? Stiffness? Popping and clicking when you’re eating, talking or yawning? Unexplained ear pain? Regular headaches? If you’re experiencing these symptoms and you’re not sure what exactly is going on, you need to schedule an appointment with a dentist to find out. You may…

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Many music lovers and musicians, both young and old, are already aware that loud music can cause a buzzing or ringing in the ears. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, around 15 percent of Americans – more than 50 million – have experienced tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing…