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Tips for Reducing TMJ Pain in Cold Weather

Have you noticed joint pain worsening during the chilly winter temperatures? Blame the barometric pressure, which changes as seasons shift and temperatures fluctuate. The winter season is especially tough for your joints, including your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that connects your temples to your lower jaw. Joints tend to tighten, tremble and contract in […]

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How to Prevent TMJ and Jaw Problems in Kids

Though it’s true that TMJ disorder is more prevalent in adults than in children, there are certain habits that, if left unchecked, may cause a child to develop this disorder or other jaw problems. If your child is displaying some symptoms of TMJ disorder — including clicking or popping sounds in their jaw when they […]

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When a Headache is More Than a Headache: Signs of TMD

It has been estimated that about 45 million Americans suffer from headaches each year. And a large number of those people suffer from chronic headaches. But just what does a headache have to do with TMD, which is a disorder that affects the muscles in your jaw? Regular Headache or TMD Symptom? TMD, or temporomandibular […]

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Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Jaw

Exercises to Strengthen Your Jaw

This post was updated on 10-18-2018 Performing gentle jaw strengthening exercises regularly will not only strengthen the masseter muscles (the muscles that open and close the mouth) but will also improve the range of motion of your jaw. Both outcomes will help to ease the symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. For those without […]

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Ways to Prevent or Reduce TMJ Symptoms

TMJ symptom prevention

Diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) disorder, sometimes called TMJ, can be difficult because there is no one cause of the disorder. However, there are several steps you can take to prevent TMD or reduce symptoms. Here, the TMJ Center of New Jersey shares these tips to help improve symptoms or prevent a TMD […]

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3 Myths About TMJ Disorder

TMJ Disorder

There is a lot of information floating around about temporomandibular joint disorder. Some of it is true while other information is not so true. Here, the TMJ Center of New Jersey dispels three common myths about disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint. Myth #1. “TMJ” Refers to One Specific Health Condition Fact. “TMJ” is actually an […]

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Nutrition Tips to Prevent or Reduce TMJ Symptoms

If you suffer from jaw pain, find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth, notice a clicking sound while you chew, have a limited range of motion when you try to open your mouth, suffer from frequent headaches or are bothered by a ringing in your ears, you might have a disorder affecting your temporomandibular joint […]

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Celebrities that Have Struggled with TMJ Problems

This post was updated 10-25-2018 Most celebrities go to great lengths to maintain a glamorous image of health, wealth and vitality. It is surprising (and unfortunate) to learn that any star is suffering from a health problem, especially one as relatively unknown and misunderstood as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Dr. Ivan F. Stein and the […]

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Is Your Headache Caused by TMJ?

TMJ and Ear Pain

If you suffer from repeated headaches, you are probably desperate to find and eradicate the root of the problem. Chronic headaches can be debilitating, and rob you of your quality of life. However, without properly identifying the cause of your headache, you could waste time on ineffective treatment methods, or wind up taking dangerous, unnecessary […]

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How to Prevent Jaw Trauma and Avoid TMD

Just like any other joint, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is vulnerable to trauma or a fracture. Blunt force may injure/break/dislocate the TMJ directly; or, the muscles around the TMJ can become injured, which puts additional stress on the TMJ. In either scenario, the trauma to the TMJ may eventually lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). […]

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