TMJ Pain & Headache Relief Blog

How To Get Used To Wearing an Oral Appliance at Night

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It can take your mouth and your brain a little time to adjust to wearing a TMJ oral appliance at night. Sometimes patients find they drool, gag or experience discomfort for the first few nights of oral appliance use. But these appliances can make a significant difference in alleviating symptoms of TMJ disorder, so it […]

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How Do I Stop My Jaw From Clicking?

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If your jaw occasionally makes a clicking or popping noise when you open your mouth wide, you may dismiss this as a harmless anomaly. But if these jaw clicking noises happen repeatedly — or if they are accompanied by other symptoms such as discomfort, pain or facial swelling — they may raise deeper concerns about […]

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Can Massage Improve Your TMJ?

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect more than 10 million Americans, causing significant discomfort in the jaw region. To squash this pain, patients look for a variety of remedies. Renowned dentists Dr. Ivan Stein and Dr. Allan Stein specialize in caring for patients with TMJ. Here, they discuss whether massage is a useful tool for TMJ […]

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4 Types of Headaches: Which Kind Is Causing You Pain?

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When you develop a headache, your primary concern is probably trying to alleviate the pain rather than trying to identify what type of headache it is. Nevertheless, if your headaches are chronic, it can absolutely be worthwhile to try to identify the type and cause so that you know how to best treat it. Hundreds […]

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How to Find Out If You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep

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Bruxism, the technical term for term for teeth grinding, is a condition that afflicts about 10% of adults and more than twice as many children. Because it happens most often while a person sleeps, in many cases people with bruxism have no idea that they grind their teeth. If you suspect or are worried that […]

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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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