Eggnog Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), melted, plus more for coating the pan 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 1/2 cup eggnog 1 large egg…

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Living with TMJ Disorder: The Magical Powers of Friendship

Stacy’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts written by a close friend of mine and long-time volunteer of TMJ Hope’s, Nicole (who some of you may know from the forum).  Nicole is a TMJ disorder & chronic pain patient, and she’ll be discussing friendships with you, and how to nurture your…

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Sausage, Apple, Cranberry Stuffing!

Ingredients: 1 loaf (1 pound) white bread, cut in small cubes (about 10 to 12 cups cubes) 4 tablespoons butter, plus about 2 to 3 teaspoons for greasing the pan 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 8 ounces ground pork sausage 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon crumbled leaf…

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Major Research Update – The OPPERA Study: The Largest TMJ Disorder Study To Date

You may want to sit down, grab a cup of coffee or a smoothie 😉 and maybe even take some notes. This is one of the most important blog posts that you have ever read about TMJ disorder research. I’m excited to be writing about this study – the OPPERA study – because it is…

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How Do I Know If I’m Choosing the Right Treatment or Surgery for My TMJ Disorder?

One of the most difficult aspects of being diagnosed with TMJ disorder is realizing that there is no cure. When you are in pain and researching to find answers to your problems, you can come across many doctors/dentists/patients/marketers claiming that they have exactly what you are looking for… a way to “cure” your TMJ disorder…

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October TMJ & Pain News Round-Up

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first news round-up on our new site! It is definitely starting to be winter here in Atlanta.. this week it was in the 30’s one night! Today, however, it was absolutely beautiful. So let’s get started with today’s news round-up. We’ve got some chronic pain related news, and as always,…

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5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Thousands of TMJ Disorder Patients

With 10+ years behind me, I thought I’d post some thoughts on what it has been like, and most importantly, what I’ve learned, in the hopes that you could skip ahead a few years by applying these tips to your life. I’ve been through pretty much every treatment, medication, and self-care modality that I discuss…

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TMJ Disorder & Health News Weekly Round-Up – 3rd Week of July

Treatment of TMJ ankylosis (joint fusion) with rib graft and fat padding – The surgeons deduced that this was a successful procedure for TMJ ankylosis, however, they only followed patients for 6 months after surgery. We would be interested to know how the patients did after. Also, they didn’t mention the pain of this procedure.…

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TMJ Mitek Anchor Patients – Please Contact Us

Do you have a TMJ mitek anchor, or do you know anyone who does? If so, we need to hear from you. We will also keep you updated on any mitek anchor related news. Please either email us at mitek@tmjhope.org or leave a message on our  Contact Page. Mitek anchors are a type of titanium…

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Jaw Friendly BBQ Recipes!

Slow Cooked Pulled Barbequed Pork Use your favorite barbeque sauce for this basic “pulled pork” shoulder recipe! However, please note you will be using either a boneless or bone-in pork shoulder, so please be sure it will fit inside of your slow cooker or crockpot and can be covered tightly. Ingredients: One 4-7 lb. bone-in…

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