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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene with TMD

Maintaining Oral Hygiene

If you are affected by temporomandibular joint disease, or TMD, you may struggle with near constant pain or discomfort in and around your jaw. Sometimes this pain can make everyday tasks like eating or brushing your teeth challenging. But keeping up oral hygiene is very important. Becoming lax with brushing and flossing may lead to […]

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What to Expect from Your First Appointment with Your TMJ Specialist

TMJ first appointment

Whether you have been referred to a TMJ specialist by your general doctor or found one on your own, preparing for your initial appointment well ahead of time can help ensure it runs as efficiently as possible. Dentist and TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein is the trusted choice for patients seeking TMJ pain relief in […]

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Why Less Is Better When Treating TMJ Disorder

Treating TMJ Disorder

Thanks to the latest advances in TMJ medicine, there are a number of minimally invasive treatment options that have proven to be successful in alleviating TMJ pain and even help patients avoid more invasive treatments like surgery. In this blog post, West Orange dentist and TMJ specialist Dr. Stein explains why less is sometimes better […]

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What To Do If Your Jaw Locks

What to do when your jaw locks

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) produces a number of painful and concerning symptoms. But perhaps the most frightening one is a locked jaw. This occurs when the articular disc that sits between the upper and lower jaws slips or moves out of alignment. A jaw can lock in an open or closed position momentarily or […]

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Signs You May Grind Your Teeth at Night

Signs you grind your teeth at night

While many people grind their teeth when they are stressed or upset during the day, others do it unknowingly as they sleep. Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) is just as dangerous as daytime teeth grinding and should be treated as soon as possible. In this blog post, West Orange dentist and TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein […]

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More Millennials Seeking Treatment for TMJ Disorder

Millennials seeking TMJ treatment

A recent report from ATI Physical Therapy analyzed physical therapy trends by examining more than 600,000 patient records across the country. This report found that Millennials are seeking treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder more than any other condition. In this blog post, West Orange TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses why TMJ disorder may […]

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Causes of Ringing Ears (Tinnitus)

Millennials seeking TMJ treatment

Tinnitus is a distracting condition to live with, and can cause stress and anxiety for many people. While not a disease itself, it can be a very disruptive symptom of a pre-existing problem. Luckily, it is often possible to treat the underlying condition and get rid of the ringing sound in your ears altogether. Below, […]

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Is TMJ Disorder Costing You a Good Night’s Rest?

Is TMD affecting your sleep?

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder occurs when there is a malfunction in the joint that connects your lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bones at the base of your skull. Chewing, yawning and swallowing are all made possible by the TMJ, so a decrease in function can give rise to a multitude of problems. In […]

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Study: TMD May Increase Frequency and Intensity of Migraines

TMD and headaches West Orange, New Jersey

While plenty of research has suggested there is a link between temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorder (TMD) and chronic headaches, a new study sheds light on how they may be connected. Researchers from the University of São Paulo’s Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine in Brazil found that TMD can increase the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. […]

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Searching for a TMJ Specialist? Here Is What to Look For

TMJ specialist West Orange, New Jersey

Finding the right healthcare professional to treat your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) is vital to relieving pain and improving your everyday life. Dr. Ivan Stein, a TMD treatment expert in West Orange, New Jersey, has over 20 years of experience in diagnosing and treating TMD. Here, he outlines some of the key qualifications to […]

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