10 (TMJD Friendly) Things You Can Do With a Jar of Pasta Sauce

Baked Brie Slice the top rind off a small wheel of brie. Cover lightly with pasta sauce and seasoned breadcrumbs and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; sprinkle with fresh herbs. Stuffed Mushrooms Mix breadcrumbs, chopped mushroom stems and grated parmesan cheese with a bit of pasta sauce; stuff into mushroom caps, drizzle with…

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April 16-22 Health, Chronic Pain, & TMJ Disorder News Round-Up

Possible new drug for depression and anxiety – Preliminary findings show that abnormal signaling by a chemical called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) may contribute to these conditions. Researchers have developed a stable molecule (dubbed ANA-12) which appears to stop this signaling in mice. While it will be years before we see this being tested in humans,…

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10 Interesting TMJ Tidbits You May Not Know

TMJ disorder can affect one or both of the TMJs or the muscles and surrounding tissues. For the general public (those without TMJ disorder), it is not uncommon to experience occasional discomfort in the jaw joint or chewing muscles. The problem often goes away on it’s own without treatment and with at home self care.…

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Health & Chronic Pain News Round-Up

Our weekly round-up is back! Here is the health & pain news for the past couple weeks. We’ll be back next week with a special TMJ disorder only news edition! Ohm… researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Center find that clearing your mind can help to reduce pain. A sampling of 15 men and women…

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18 Important Questions to Ask Before You Have TMJ Surgery

Having jaw surgery can be daunting, but if you go into the experience knowing what to expect, and being prepared for everything you will be going through, it will be a much smoother experience. Sharing tips with your fellow patients is also a great way to learn, since those who have been through the procedures…

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5 Tips to Become a Better Patient

Cultivating and maintaining a good relationship with your doctor is important. We are no longer in a time where doctors are in charge of our health… we should instead look at the doctor-patient relationship as a partnership. As with any partnership, communication is key. Here are some tips to help your doctor appointments go smoothly:…

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February 19-25 News Round-Up

This week at TMJ Hope: You requested that we put up lists of TMJ friendly products, so we put those up (by the way, buying products from Amazon helps support TMJ Hope): TMJ Heating Pads Must Have Products for Eating & Nutrition TMJ Hope Member Recommended TMJ Pillows We also had an article about dealing…

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TMJ Friendly Heating Pads, Pillows, & Other Products – By Request

Many of you have requested that we publish a list of all the products we gave away and discussed during the 30 Days of Hope campaign. We have set up a couple pages that list these products…we thought it would be easier to go ahead & separate them by topic. Here are our lists of…

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February 12-18 News Round-Up

This week at TMJ Hope, we closed out our weather poll and published the results with Does Weather Make Jaw Pain Worse? as well as a great dessert recipe: Think Spring Ambrosia. As far as health and TMJ related news goes, we’ve got a couple things to cover:

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Think Spring Ambrosia – Soft Dessert Recipe

We’re ready for spring! It’s beautiful here in Georgia, and we thought a spring-like jaw friendly recipe was in order. Enjoy! 1/2 cup heavy cream 5 ounces sour cream 1 tablespoon sugar 6 ounces homemade mini marshmallows (approx. 3 cups) – Never made homemade marshmallows before? It is totally worth it. Here’s the recipe we…

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