Archive for the ‘ TMJ /Temporomandibular Joint Disorder ’ Category

Holiday stress may lead to TMJ

The holidays can be stressful! Stress and teeth grinding are common causes of TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Located on each side of the head, your TMJ work together when you chew, speak or swallow and include muscles […]

Treatment of Tension Migraine Headaches, TMJ and Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is characterized by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. When it is on-going, this grinding motion wears down the tooth’s structure leading to dental decay, tooth fracture and gum recession. According to the Mayo Clinic, the primary causes of bruxism are stress, anxiety, abnormal bite and missing or crooked teeth. Clenching […]

Teeth Grinding and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder)

Bruxism is the act of clenching or grinding your teeth. It is quite common and usually brought on by stress or anxiety leading to tension that gets stored in the jaw. Often teeth grinding occurs while you’re sleeping. It’s an involuntary, subconscious behavior. Bruxism can cause temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders commonly called “TMJ” – […]