TMJ Friendly Labor Day Menu

With Labor Day on Monday, I know many of you will be having parties and cookouts. Often, the food isn’t very jaw pain friendly, and I end up just having a drink or some potato salad. That doesn’t have to be the case, though! Here are some recipes you can cook that everyone will love,…

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Who is TMJ Hope?

I thought it was time that I formally introduce myself. I’m sure that you’ve all wondered… who is TMJ Hope? What follows is part of the story of how TMJ Hope came into existence. I hope over the next few months, together we can turn TMJ Hope into what so many of us have always…

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What's New in TMJ Disorder and Pain Research?

Here’s a list of studies and research related to TMJ disorder that has been published since our last update about the OPPERA study. Orthodontics for treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders – July 2010 – The Cochrane Collaboration – This was a review of the existing studies, trying to establish if braces reduced symptoms in patients…

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Three Cheese Penne Pasta & Brownie Bottoms

Two more crockpot recipes today! Pasta and brownies… carbs anyone? LOL… So far the new crockpot we got has been doing very well. I highly recommend it if you don’t have one yet. Three Cheese Penne Pasta Ingredients 10 ounces refrigerated Alfredo sauce 1 cup milk 12 ounces evaporated milk 4 cups shredded Italian 3-cheese…

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5 Snake Oil TMJ Disorder Treatments That Scammers Push

As I’m sure you know, there is incorrect medical information to be found on the internet, which makes it no surprise that snake oil TMJ disorder treatments are plentiful. Part of this is because there are people marketing to TMJ disorder patients who have absolutely zero knowledge of the jaw – they are purely trying…

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Dog Days of Summer Crockpot Menu

It is so incredibly hot here in Georgia that I really don’t feel like turning on the oven.. a perfect excuse to use the new crockpot we got recently. If you don’t have one, you’re really missing out – I have to admit, I was a bit of a crockpot snob before I tried it…

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TMJ Disorder Questions & Answers Part Three

Here are the latest questions that have been submitted by TMJ disorder patients. Do you have a TMJ related question? Ask in the comments section below or send it to us and your question could be featured in our next Q&A! 1. Once you have TMJ do you have the problem for life or can…

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Top 10 TMJ Friendly Items to Have in Your Pantry or Freezer

Do you ever find yourself stumped in the grocery store, wondering what type of foods to buy that you can (and will) actually eat when your jaw is hurting? Here is a list of our favorite stand by foods… things you could always have in the pantry if you have TMJ disorder. This could also…

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Soft TMJ Friendly Dessert Recipe – Georgia Peach Poundcake

Georgia Peach Poundcake 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 10 inch tube pan and coat with white sugar. 2.…

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Your TMJ Disorder Questions Answered

This is the second installment in our questions and answers feature here on the blog.  If you would like to read other questions, the first installment is here. After speaking with thousands of fellow TMJ disorder patients over the years, I’ve noticed that each patient has similar questions that don’t seem to be answered anywhere!…

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