Dreading Your Trip to the Dentist? Tips for Survival for TMJ Disorder Patients

When you have jaw pain and a difficult time opening and/or closing your mouth, just thinking about going to the dentist to get a cleaning or have a cavity filled is enough to fill you with anxiety. Here are some tips we’ve gathered over the years that will make your visit easier. Tips to keep…

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TMJ Disorder Research & News Round Up June

Welcome to our latest TMJ research & news round-up, Father’s Day edition! First up, have you seen our latest posts? Our patient panel reviewed their first products, we had a fantastic guest post about TMJ disorder and clenching & grinding, as well as iPhone and iPad applications to help you manage TMJD/chronic pain. Here are…

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The Link Between TMJ Disorder and Nighttime Clenching

Stacy’s Note: This is a guest post written by Lee Weinstein, inventor of the SleepGuard biofeedback headband. Lee has designed hospital medical equipment for Hewlett Packard, and has taught electrical engineering at MIT. For many people,  TMJ symptoms stem from habitual teeth clenching during sleep. You may have heard of the term “sleep bruxism”, which…

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Four Nutritious Smoothie Recipes

Here are four nutritious smoothie recipes that you can turn to when you need a boost but have to stick to a no-chew or liquid diet. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 1 1/3 cups vanilla soy milk 1/4 cup silken soft tofu, crumbled and drained 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1…

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7 Apps to Help You Manage Chronic Pain & TMJ Disorder

With over 350,000 applications available on the iTunes App Store, and thousands in the health and medical categories, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones to try. We’ve gone through hundreds and found our favorite applications for chronic pain and TMJ disorder patients. 1. Chronic Pain Tracker Price: $free or $14.99    Rating: 3.5 Stars…

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Weekly Round-Up May 21 to 27th

Welcome to these week’s round-up! Here’s the latest health & TMJ disorder related news: Is there a relationship between signs & symptoms of TMJ disorder and mouth opening, gender, joint pain, and hearing loss? This study looked at 464 Greek students and evaluated what signs & symptoms of TMJD were present. They found that more…

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TMJ Disorder Research & Health News Weekly Round-Up – Third Week of May

You may have wondered why we’ve been a little quiet over the past two weeks. Well, now you can see why! We have had our hands full with the new addition to the family. She is insanely cute, but has more energy than any puppy I have ever met. Sometimes I wonder if someone switched…

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Choosing Protein Powder After Jaw Surgery (& How to Avoid the Gross Aftertaste)

There are a few things that you should be looking at when trying to find a protein supplement that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a protein powder that will serve as a protein booster because you are having trouble getting the recommended amount of protein or as a meal replacement after…

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Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Today, May 12, is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! You don’t have to do anything in person to take part – you can raise awareness by posting about Fibromyalgia on your Twitter or Facebook accounts. You can also take part in local events like walks. For more information, see the NFMCPA. Do you have Fibromyalgia? How does…

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Health & Chronic Pain News April 23-29

Lessons from patients using social media to influence the course of medical research – In Canada, over 500 Facebook fan pages, groups, and events were created to support an Italian surgeons theory on the cause of multiple sclerosis. The theory, that a vein widening procedure  called venoplasty could cure or treat MS, was not supported…

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