The symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD)—which include recurring headaches, jaw soreness, and difficulty biting and chewing—can be vague and may be associated with other conditions, making it difficult for patients to understand what is causing their discomfort. The Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles have extensive success helping patients find… Read More »
When making New Year’s resolutions, many people focus on health-related changes, such as losing weight or eating healthier. But don’t forget that your oral health is directly linked to your overall health, and halting bad habits like teeth grinding or smoking can help protect both your dental health and systemic health.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (also referred to as TMJ or TMD) is a common condition that can cause recurring, migraine-like headaches and other painful symptoms. Yet it is often misdiagnosed by physicians who lack training in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. The Grand Rapids dentists at A Life of Smiles have extensive experience helping patients find… Read More »
Severe headaches, recurring neck pain, jaw tension.. these are just a few of the serious—and painful—symptoms that can occur with temporomandibular joint disease (TMD or TMJ). Millions of people suffer from the disorder and are very familiar with the pain and discomfort it can cause. Treatment is available, yet too many people wait to have… Read More »
That’s a question we hear a lot. Here are the definitions and how the two terms differ: TMJ TMJ is an abbreviation for the anatomical term temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular is the joint formed where the upper jaw (maxillary) and lower (mandible) jaw meet. The joints are comprised of muscles, tendons, and bones and they… Read More »