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Consequences of Teeth Grinding — Other than TMD

Is bruxism genetic?

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a common risk factor for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). But the effects of teeth grinding don’t stop there. In this blog post, Dr. Ivan Stein and the team at the Headache & TMJ Center for New Jersey explain four serious consequences teeth grinding can have, if left untreated.

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TMJ Tips for Back-to-School Season

TMJ tips for back-to-school season

After a summer of fun, returning to school for the fall semester can be a stressful event, for both children and adults. Unfortunately, stress and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) disorder (TMD) go hand-in-hand for many people, including children. If you’re a parent, you can help your child prevent TMJ pain or manage their TMD by […]

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Ways TMJ Disorder Affects Your Everyday Life

How TMD affects your life

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD) occurs when problems with the joint, muscles and surrounding facial tissues begin to affect jaw movement. Common symptoms include jaw pain, soreness, teeth grinding and headaches. The severity of these symptoms varies, however they all can have far-reaching effects. In this blog post, Dr. Ivan Stein of the Headache & […]

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How TMJ and Ear Pain Are Related

TMJ and Ear Pain

Ear pain is characterized by a sharp, dull or burning pain in one or both ears. While ear pain is typically not life-threatening, it can be quite disorienting and bothersome. A common misconception holds that most ear pain is caused by an infection. However, a more common cause of ear pain is temporomandibular joint (TMJ) […]

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Surprising Causes of TMJ Disorder

Surprising causes of TMD

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). Common symptoms include jaw pain and a clicking or popping sound while you chew. Living with TMD can be bothersome, especially if you do not know what’s causing it. In this blog post, West Orange TMJ […]

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The Effects of Stress on Your Mouth

Stress and anxiety are hard on your body and can cause a variety of health problems, including headaches, heartburn, muscle tension and even irregular menstrual periods. And did you know that stress can also affect your teeth and gums? Here, Dr. Ivan Stein and the team at Headache & TMJ Center for New Jersey explain […]

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Does Chewing Gum Exacerbate TMJ Disorder?

This post was updated on 10-18-2018 Many of us chew gum to relieve stress or to freshen our breath. However, if you suffer from jaw pain, you might consider swapping Big Red for an Altoid and enrolling in a meditation course. Experts believe that TMJ and gum chewing may be linked. In some cases, chewing […]

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Can Adolescent Teeth Grinding Cause TMJ Problems?

At Headache & TMJ Center for New Jersey, Dr. Ivan Stein and our team are interested in the evolution of TMJ disorders and how they develop. One of the possible causes of TMJ problems that has been brought up is teeth grinding, especially when it starts during adolescence. It is estimated that approximately 30 to […]

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Does Trigger Point Therapy Help TMJ?

Dr. Ivan Stein and the team at the Headache & TMJ Center for New Jersey are sympathetic to people that suffer the excruciating pain of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). We are always on the lookout for safe and effective ways to address the root of the problem and relieve the associated pain. One […]

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Is There a Connection Between Bad Posture and TMJ?

You’ve never experienced trauma to the jaw and you don’t grind or clench your teeth. Why, then, do you have persistent jaw pain, jaw popping or clicking, and other symptoms in line with TMJ disorder? According to some sources, the problem could be your posture. Some experts believe there is a link between bad posture […]

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