July 26, 2017

Difference between Headaches & Migraines and their Relation to TMJ

Headaches & migraines affect millions of people around the globe. These health conditions can be completely debilitating. Many people who experience intense headaches may describe the experience as a migraine. However, these intense headaches may not be migraines at all. Understanding which term to use and what’s causing your pain […]
July 15, 2014

Do Not Live With Pain from TMJ

Living with pain can be very unbearable, especially if your pain or discomfort is in your neck or head. Pain is typically measured on a scale of one to ten, with one being somewhat painful or uncomfortable to ten being extreme or chronic pain and discomfort. Oftentimes, the pain varies from one day to the next, and […]
April 9, 2014

What Stress Does To Your Smile

Stress can wreak havoc on our bodies – research keep showing how stress affects our lives and our well-being.  Did you know that stress also affects your smile? Chronic, long term stress affects your mouth, teeth and gums in the following ways: Mouth sores, like canker sores and cold sores […]
April 4, 2014

Is It A Migraine Or Is It TMJ?

Patients that suffer from severe headaches or migraine headaches often suffer for years before finding relief. One reason the search takes so long is that most doctors don’t think that the headache pain could be coming from somewhere else — the jaw joint (TMJ) for example. TMJ stands for temporomandibular […]
April 1, 2014

What Causes TMJ?

If you suffer from TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, it is important to get to the root of the problem. Understanding why you experience pain or discomfort is important, so that you can address the problem, rather than treating the symptoms. Symptoms can range from chronic pain or clicking noises […]
February 25, 2014

Jaw Pain Symptoms and Treatment

Jaw pain affects a large number of people, but women more often than men. Jaw pain can range in severity from minor annoyance to pain that is completely debilitating. There are a lot of myths surrounding jaw pain, its symptoms and the proper treatment. Let’s try busting some jaw pain […]
December 26, 2013

Chronic Headache Linked to Gum Chewing

Young people and children who suffer from chronic headache may want to give up chewing gum according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. Researchers at Tel Aviv University conducted an experiment on teenagers who all got chronic headaches. The 25 girls and 5 boys were divided into groups […]
March 23, 2012

What Does TMJ Mean?

“What does TMJ mean” asked a highly educated patient last week. “I keep hearing the term but I don’t know what it stands for” she went on. Well she isn’t alone, lots of people talk about TMJ but most don’t know what the letters mean. TMJ actually stands for temporomandibular […]
February 23, 2012

Toothache Cause Can Be Tricky

Having a toothache is no fun and sometimes diagnosing the problem can be tricky. The top reasons for toothaches are cavities and gum disease but there are other causes for oral pain. An examination, including x-rays, is needed to diagnose the cause of the pain and decide the best course […]
February 7, 2012

Self Help Tips For TMJ Pain

No two patients with TMJ problems experience exactly the same kind of pain. Some patients have blinding headaches, some have jaw soreness, pain in the neck or ears — but everyone just wants it to go away. Here are a few self-help tips that will make you more comfortable until […]
December 28, 2011

Bethesda Headaches Helped By Neuromuscular Dentistry

Bethesda area college students are home for the holidays and many arrive home complaining of severe headaches. These headaches are typically diagnosed as migraines but that diagnosis may not always be correct. Many of these headaches may be caused by by unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth — a […]
December 20, 2011

Stressed Out? How It Affects Your Smile

This time of the year can be especially stressful. Year end problems at work, shopping not completed, cards not mailed, in-laws visiting — all can ratchet up your stress levels. Stress can cause lots of physical symptoms ranging from headaches to hives but it can also cause problems with your […]