Timing of Headaches Could Signal TMJ Link

Headache is one of the most common symptoms of illness and conditions. Dehydration? Headache. Overexertion? Headache. Flu? Headache. So how do you link your headache to the condition that’s really causing it? One of the great ways to do this is to keep track of your headaches with a [...]

Recognize TMJ Warning Signs to Avoid Tooth and Jaw Damage

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or, sometimes, TMD) may seem innocuous enough at first, but they’re progressive. If they’re left untreated, they can be progressive, leading to serious damage to your teeth and jaw. When this happens, they are much harder and much more expensive to treat. And treatment success is much lower. [...]

Neurofeedback May Hold Promise for Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition that stems from many potential causes. As a symptom, it can be badly disabling, and may cause serious mental health conditions, including depression and suicidal ideation. The biggest problem with tinnitus is that there is no general treatment for the condition. Some researchers are hoping that neurofeedback could be that treatment, [...]

New Research Proposes That Genetics May Link Migraines to Money Woes

Many people with migraines struggle to keep them under control. “Avoiding triggers” is great advice, but when there are so many potential triggers out there, this can be challenging. And with some triggers, there is just nothing you can do. Everybody has bills, and for some of us, sitting down to pay [...]

Why You Should Get TMJ Treatment from a Neuromuscular Dentist

TMJ is a difficult condition to treat. Not the least of the problem is that it can be hard to figure out what kind of doctor you should see for the condition. Many people start out with their family doctor, but they may be referred to many different kinds of doctors and other healthcare [...]

Do Tinted Glasses Help with Migraines?

The Association of Migraine Disorders has coordinated the Shades for Migraine campaign, which seeks to have everyone wear tinted lenses on June 21. The campaign is intended to show solidarity with migraine sufferers and encourage Congress to fund non-opioid alternatives in the treatment of migraines. Presumably, this is because sunglasses actually [...]

Why an OTC Nightguard Probably Won’t Fix Your TMJ (and Might Make It Worse)

If you are suffering from TMJ symptoms, you’re probably desperate to make them go away. Then you happen to see a device in your drugstore that promises to make it better. It seems the perfect choice. But the truth is that these over-the-counter (OTC) treatments likely won’t work for you. What seems a simple solutions [...]

Does My Implant Denture Have to Be Made of the Hardest Material Available?

We definitely live in an age of technological wonders, and many of them have improved cosmetic dentistry. Among these wonders is the invention of incredibly strong ceramics that can be used in many dental applications, such as ceramic dental crowns where we could only use metal crowns in the past. [...]

Dental Implants Can Improve Brain Function

We have long seen evidence that dementia is worse in people who have lost teeth. However, because of the complex factors involved, we haven’t been able to make a strong causal link or say for certain that tooth replacement could improve brain function. But now a study shows that using dental implants could [...]

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