Category: TMJ Disorder

Strengthen Your Rest, Treat Your Smile

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Sleep disorders are incredibly common in the United States. While people may know the symptoms of problems with their rest, they might not be aware of a common cause. Our jaws can become our own worst enemy overnight, if left to their own devices. Or perhaps you feel that your issue is only minor, and… Read more »

Jaw Tension Due To Anxiety

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Our world can be filled with chaos and stress. And sometimes, our brain can have some difficulties computing the world and those stressors can lead to a myriad of anxiety disorders. And that can manifest itself in jaw tension, which can cause both long-term problems and daily headaches. Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist writes… Read more »

Taking On Problems With TMJ Disorder

If you have problems with TMJ disorder, you can have a hard time avoiding the symptoms. Simply moving your jaw to bite, speak, or chew food can trigger discomfort and frustrate you due to feelings of stiffness in your jaw joints. You can also have headaches on a more frequent basis, trouble with neck and… Read more »

Night Guards Could Save You A Headache

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Many people clench their jaw regularly, or chew their cheeks from time to time. But this unconscious action can cause major issues with the teeth and even the jaw.. Bruxism, the medical term for persistent teeth grinding, can alter the shape of the teeth or even how they sit within the mouth. If left untreated,… Read more »

Grinding Your Teeth Harms Jaw Joints

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It goes without saying that your smile, whether you like it or not, must fend off various threats throughout the course of your life. Indeed, while we may have a few natural defenses – such as your protective layer of dental enamel – the truth is that there are significantly more threats than there are… Read more »

Are You At Risk For TMJ Disorder?

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It goes without saying that from the moment you are born, your smile endures a consistent bombardment of oral bacteria and other threats. Indeed, while there may be a vast number of concerns to worry about, there is only one major form of protection that occurs naturally, and that is your layer of enamel. Because… Read more »

Dangers That Arise From Teeth-Grinding

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By now you are probably aware that dentistry in and of itself spans a large area. It includes cosmetic or surface-level concerns, treatment to restore function and appearance, and even best practices to keep a smile happy and healthy. With a large area to cover, however, that also means there is an even larger array… Read more »