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Can Nail-biting Lead to Bruxism?

People who bite their nails may be at an increased risk of grinding their teeth, also known as bruxism. Untreated bruxism can lead to a host of other health problems, such as headaches, broken teeth, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder (TMD). Fortunately, bruxism can be addressed. Here New Jersey TMJ specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses […]

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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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Is Bruxism Genetic?

Is bruxism genetic?

Do you wake up in the morning with jaw pain or a headache? The cause behind this pain may be bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or clenching. While stress and anxiety are well-known causes of bruxism, there has been a lot of debate as to whether genes play a factor. In this blog post, […]

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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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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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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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Exercises to Help You Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Blond with Bruxism pain

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition that affects many adults. In fact, some sources estimate that as many as one in three adults are seeking ways to help them stop grinding their teeth. If left untreated, bruxism can cause tooth damage, headaches and, eventually, painful disorders of your jaw’s temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Although […]

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