Category: Bruxism/TMJ

Why We Look For Signs Of TMJ Disorder During Checkups

How often do you find yourself wincing in pain because your jaw movement is uncomfortable? Do you sometimes struggle with a lack of movement, or with headaches and facial pain? These issues can be traced back to problems with TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder can be the consequence of several problems – your issues could occur… Read more »

What Your Dentist Can Do To Address Damage From Bruxism

You can do more harm by grinding your teeth than you might realize. At first, a problem with nightly teeth grinding, often known as bruxism, can cause discomfort when you wake up. You may feel pain or stiffness in your jaw, or find that your teeth are sore. If the discomfort you feel begins to… Read more »

How TMJ Treatment Addresses Stiff Or Painful Jaw Movement

When you start to struggle with stiff or painful jaw movement, you can feel dread before a meal, or find yourself avoiding conversations due to the discomfort they cause. Discomfort around your jaw movement can be the result of TMJ disorder, which can result from problems with your bite, poor dental alignment, or an injury… Read more »

Ignoring A Problem With Teeth Grinding Can Hurt Your Smile

While people can worry about the impact that bruxism, or nightly teeth grinding, is having on their life, they may be slow to realize that the problem is something to bring up with their dentist. Unfortunately, ignoring this issue can let it grow worse as time passes, and that can lead to difficulties with chronic… Read more »

Tired Of Living With Jaw Pain? A TMJ Appliance Can Help

If your meals are becoming unpleasant because it hurts to bite and chew, or if you are speaking and smiling less because of joint stiffness, you should be concerned. Unresolved problems with your jaw joints and muscles can stem from different issues. The difficulties that result stem from an issue known as TMJ disorder. In… Read more »

Protecting Your Smile From A Teeth Grinding Habit

What can you do to limit the amount of wear and tear that your teeth experience? As strong as tooth enamel is, years of biting and chewing food can gradually start to change the shape of teeth through persistent friction. While the problem is often not easy to notice, some people can observe more alarming… Read more »

Stress Can Lead To Teeth Grinding And Other Concerns

Your body can go through a variety of physical reactions to periods of stress. What you might not realize is that some of these responses can have undesirable effects on your smile and oral health, particularly if the matter is not being managed, or if episodes of stress last for longer stretches of time. Stress… Read more »

Do You Grind Or Clench Your Teeth At Night? Let Us Know!

When some people sleep at night, they unconsciously grind or clench their jaw. When this occurs, it can lead to aches and pains during the morning, and cause a heightened risk for painful TMJ problems. Over time, it can also lead to worrying dental damage. This problem, known as bruxism, is something that your Prairie… Read more »

Is Jaw Movement Starting To Feel Painful? Tell Your Dentist

Why would common biting, chewing, and speaking motions cause you to feel pain? Problems with your jaw alignment or movement can create problems with your joints and muscles, leading to persistent discomfort, limited movement, and even problems with headaches and neck pain. This problem, known as TMJ disorder, can have many causes, and without treatment… Read more »

3 Difficulties That Can Stem From Untreated Bruxism

How do you typically feel when you start your day? If you often wake up with a headache, if your jaw is often sore, or if you have pain or sensitivity in your teeth, you may be struggling with bruxism. A person who is dealing with bruxism will grind or clench their teeth throughout a… Read more »