Category: TMJ/Bruxism

Oral Conditions Can Affect Your Sleep

When you think about oral health conditions, cavities and gum disease probably come to mind. Cavities are the most common oral health issue, and they affect nearly every adult at some point. If you notice tooth pain or black spots on your teeth, you may be able to spot cavities. If your gums are red… Read more »

TMJ Strain And The Holidays: What To Do?

How’s your TMJ disorder holding up? Have you been wearing an oral appliance for some time and you’re pleased to announce that things are fantastic? If you’re shaking your head from side to side because you have not followed through with receiving professional care, you’re feeling extra worried because you seem to have extra aggravation… Read more »

Does Your Jaw Hurt? Learn About TMJ Disorder

In addition to common concerns like tooth decay and gingivitis, there are many other things that can affect the state of your oral health, the quality of your bite’s function, and more. For example, if your jaw hurts constantly, especially when you open and close it, then the issue is likely something beyond a cavity… Read more »

TMJ Problems: Keep These Halloween Tips Handy

During most of the year, taking care of your smile isn’t too difficult. Caring for your TMJ disorder when you find out that it’s affecting you isn’t too tall an order either! However, when certain days like Halloween roll around, it can present you with some challenges you don’t necessarily know how to deal with…. Read more »

It Hurts To Chew! What Do I Do?

As you know, when certain types of pain crop up, it usually means that it’s time to see our Austin, MN team for dental care. In fact, when most types of discomfort make themselves known, it’s usually best to run the symptom by us during a dental visit to ensure all is well. So, when… Read more »

Addressing Chronic Pain That Stems From TMJ Disorder

Spending your day trying to manage your different responsibilities, and dealing with chronic pain in your face, neck, and head, can be exhausting. People who experience chronic pains can find it harder to navigate their social and professional circles, and they can experience serious effects on their sense of well-being. If you feel that ongoing… Read more »

TMJ Treatment: The Ins And Outs Of Care

If you suffer from TMJ disorder, you may wonder if there’s really anything anyone can do to help you. Maybe you assume that your jaw pops and that’s just a part of who you are. Then again, you may start wondering if it’s not such an “okay” thing if the popping leads to soreness one… Read more »

Your TMJ Introduction

If you have ever experienced a preventive care visit (which we hope you have), you have likely heard the term “TMJ” mentioned. However, you may have no idea what this means, aside from the fact that it is related to your oral health in some way. When it comes to prevention, the health of your… Read more »