You and Your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Around 12% of the population experience temporomandibular joint dysfunction (Known as TMD). That's a fair number of people! You probably don't think much about the mechanics of opening and closing

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: Do's and Don'ts

The temporomandibular joint (also known as the TMJ) is critical to opening and closing our mouth! Which is of course critical in order to bite, chew, swallow and talk! If you've been diagnosed with

Mask Wearing: It's a pain! But really!

We have all been wearing masks for over a year and a half at this point. It's nothing new to us. (Wow lets just have that sink in). But what still can happen is face and jaw pain after prolonged use

Does the TMJ Have Muscles?

A big resounding yes! Our muscles are responsible for moving the TMJ joint. The mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve provides the main innervation to the muscles of the TMJ. 

Ouch, My Jaw Hurts! How do I fix it?

Your jaw hurts when you bite, chew and talk! Is there anything that can be done for it? And what exactly is causing the pain? The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ for short) is the joint that allows

Jaw Pain: TMJ Disorder or Trigeminal Neuralgia?

You have jaw pain but is it necessarily related to the TMJ joint? Maybe. Or it could be trigeminal neuralgia. Read on to learn more. 

TMJ Dysfunction: Why Does My Jaw Click?

It happens time and time again, your jaw pops or clicks! What is that and why does it keep happening? The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ for short) is the joint that opens and closes our mouth and

Botox for TMJ : Not just for wrinkles

Most individuals are familiar with Botox, which is the Botulinum Toxin, injections for wrinkles and fine lines. However, did you know that Botox could be used to help treat your TMJ dysfunction? 

Does your jaw pain prevent you from chewing like this pup?