5 Habits That May Lead to TMJ Disorders

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Everyday habits can affect your health in many ways, including the health and state of your jaw joints (TMJ). While our TMJ specialists at the Headache and TMJ Center of New Jersey can personalize your treatment plan to relieve your symptoms, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to improve your jaw pain and […]

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How Ringing Ears Relates to Your Jaw Joint

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Your jaw and ears are closely related, with the lower jawbone connecting to your skull near the ear canal via the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These joints rotate and slide back and forth, allowing you to chew, speak, drink and yawn. Any problems with a TMJ can lead to a TMJ disorder (TMD) and a host […]

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What to Do During a Headache Caused by a TMJ Disorder

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When it comes to treating headaches, you need to understand the cause of your pain. A tension-type headache caused by excessive screen exposure will have a different solution than a migraine attack brought on by the smell of your coworker’s cinnamon bagel. Headaches related to TMJ disorders (TMD) require addressing the culprit: the temporomandibular joints […]

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The Best and Worst Holiday Food for TMJ Disorders

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The holiday season is known for its decadent sweets and savory meals. Enjoying these delicious foods is difficult when every bite causes jaw pain due to your TMJ disorder (TMD). However, some holiday goods are easier to enjoy than others. Our TMJ dentists want you to enjoy the seasonal treats while mitigating TMJ pain. They […]

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Your Popping Jaw May be a Warning Sign of a TMJ Disorder

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The popping or clicking in your ear that happens when you open your jaw may or may not come with pain, but it is likely a warning sign of a more significant issue with your jaw joints, called temporomandibular joints (TMJ). TMJ disorders (TMD) come with a variety of symptoms that are overlooked until you […]

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How to Tell a TMJ-Related Headache from a Migraine

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Migraine disease and TMJ disorders (TMD) can coexist, and one may worsen the other, but sometimes the culprit behind that migraine-like headache is your jaw joint. The treatments for these often-debilitating conditions differ, which is why it’s essential to understand the reason your head is throbbing. Our TMJ dentists in New Jersey specialize in neuromuscular […]

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Headaches During Pregnancy: Causes and Safe Treatments

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Women suffer from headaches more frequently than men. Data from the American Migraine Foundation show that 18 percent of women and 6.5 percent of men suffer from migraines. The prevalence of headaches among women makes it no surprise that stress and hormonal changes, like those experienced during pregnancy, can increase the occurrence of headaches during […]

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Tests Commonly Used to Diagnose TMJ Disorder

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TMJ disorder or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) affects an estimated 10 million people nationwide. It is caused by chronic stress on the temporomandibular joint which may be the result of bite misalignment or an imbalance of the jaw muscles. For many sufferers, the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated because few people report the problem […]

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How Light Can Trigger or Worsen Headaches

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Migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world. For individuals who experience recurrent headaches or migraines, avoiding potential triggers is key to enjoying a day — or even just several hours — free from pain. More than 39 million Americans suffer from intense, frequent headaches that can escalate to a migraine. For approximately […]

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Tips for Those Recently Diagnosed With TMJ Disorder

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You’ve been having jaw pain for months now, and your doctor just diagnosed you with temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. Your first thought is probably, “Now what?” Don’t worry: Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & TMJ Center of New Jersey has you covered. Read on for his best advice. Educate Yourself Knowledge is power, and the […]

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