Great Article for Those Who Are New to TMJ Disorder.

From Medical News Today: Around 12 percent of people in the United States experience TMJ disorders at any one time. Women are affected more often than men, with 9 women to every 1 man experiencing severe pain and restricted jaw movement. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options available for TMJ disorders is essential for patients and…

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VOTE To Help Improve Nutritional Needs For TMJ Patients

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nutrition Research Task Force is seeking input to develop the first ever NIH-wide strategic plan for nutrition research over the next 10 years.This is our opportunity to let the NIH know how important this topic is for TMJ patients. The TMJ Association submitted a suggestion (see link below) and…

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An interview with John Lucas, inventor of the Face Caddy.

One of the most recommended products we’ve come across for helping TMJ disorder is the Face Caddy. Its inventor, John Lucas, contacted us about two years ago and asked if he could send us some free samples to give away to our members to see if they liked it. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Of course,…

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The View From the Other Side of the Chair……A Dentists Journey With TMJ Disorder

We received this email from a dentist and wanted to share his journey with you. The tips he offers come from the perspective of not only a dentist, but also a patient.   Hi Stacy, Before you think, oh, no just someone looking to advertise his prowess in what is (sadly) an already competitive market…

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Finding a Safe Dental Practice

Patient safety must be an essential component of high quality oral health care, but how do you know that your dentist is providing an environment that decreases your risk of injury or harm during the delivery of that care? It is important to look for “Red flags”. The more red flags you notice, the higher the…

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Reiki For TMJ Disorder

How Reiki Can Help Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) By Lisa Foster, Reiki Master Reiki is a Japanese stress reduction & relaxation technique that uses your own bodies energy to help to heal itself.  Reiki is a subtle, yet powerful modality that can help alleviate Stress, Pain and Balance the bodies energy. Reiki is a simple,…

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How to Find a TMJ Dentist

    It is important to remember when searching for a dentist to treat your TMD that according to the NIH “there are no certifications in dentistry or any other medical field specifically to specialize in TMJ”. What that means is the title of “TMJ Specialist” is a self proclaimed title rather than one that…

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Tips For Friends and Family….from a TMD Patient

Learn all you can about TMJ Disorder,  including treatments and proper terminology. You will gain a better understanding of what I am going through. Be a good compassionate listener, never be dismissive or patronizing. Let me vent frustrations, I’m not mad at you, I am mad at TMJ Disorder. Be encouraging.  TMJ disorder is pretty…

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TMJ Disorder Reading List

   TMJ Healing Plan Drawing on >20 years as a physical therapist, training in head, neck and jaw pain, and work with dental and medical experts, Cynthia Peterson explains a 10-step process that addresses the root causes and contributing factors of TMJ disorders. Her simple practices and exercises allow you to replace hurtful habits with…

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TMJ Hope Best of 2012

TMJ Hope Blog Posts TMJ Disorder Timeline http://www.tmjhope.org/tmj-disorder-timeline/  The Trigeminal Nerve Explained http://www.tmjhope.org/the-trigeminal-nerve/ MRI VS CT Scan, a Comparison http://www.tmjhope.org/mri-vs-ct-scan/ Science and Research Stem Cells and Bio Engineering http://news.columbia.edu/record/1729 Gender Bias In Pain Management http://www.tmjhope.org/gender-bias-pain-management/ OPPERA Study ll http://www.dentistry.unc.edu/news/2012/2012-09-18_RCND.cfm   Nutrition 30 Days of Smoothies http://www.tmjhope.org/smoothie-recipes/ 75 Healthiest Foods For Women http://www.tmjhope.org/76-healthiest-foods-for-women/ Why I Choose…

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