TMJ Arthroplasty Success Story

Thank you Pete for allowing us to share your forum post. It’s now almost 2 years to the day that I had my left arthroplasty with discectomy, debridement of joint surfaces and dermis-fat graft. Before I go on, I wonder what your procedure actually is? You have used the term ‘temporalis fat graft’ which piques…

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TMJ Surgery Toolbox..Ten Things That Will Help You Get Ready

1. Dealing With Insurance If your insurance company denies coverage for your TMJ surgery there are several steps you can take. The important thing to remember is to be consistent, and pay attention to deadlines. You may appeal the decision not to pay by writing a letter to your health care provider stating your reasons…

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Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program

We get a lot of questions about insurance, and what to do when you can’t afford the high cost. Here is a resource that we thought might be helpful   The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is uniquely designed to help those who are uninsured, income-eligible obtain health care coverage for a low monthly charge for…

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30 Days of Smoothies

Apple Cinnamon Oat Shake 1 cup milk or vanilla soymilk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 pouch plain instant oatmeal 1/2 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Blend until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes, blend again Apple Coconut Ginger 1/4 c Apple juice 1 Tbsp coconut milk 1/2 Banana 1/4 tsp Ginger root…

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The Trigeminal Nerve

I have read some pretty detailed explanations of the trigeminal nerve and they only served to confuse me even more. I am going to try to explain it in a way that is far easier to understand. If you look at the entire nervous system only about 20% of the input to the brain comes…

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Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Ingredients 3 1/4 cups peeled, cubed pumpkin 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic 1 onion, diced 1 cup baby spinach leaves 6 ounces feta cheese, cubed salt and pepper 2 cups Arborio rice Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush a baking dish with olive oil. Place…

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Splint Therapy Questions For Your Dentist

So, your dentist has recommended splint therapy. What now? There are some important questions that you need to ask before committing to a treatment plan. 1. What is the the expected outcome? Why is this particular splint being recommended for me? 2. What are my other options? 3. What happens if my pain increases? 4.…

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Dining Out With TMJ Disorder

Do you ever refuse to go out to dinner because you aren’t sure what you can order that is TMD friendly?  Eating out is such a big part of  our social lives, here is a list of TMD friendly menu items from our favorite restaurants.     Olive Garden (some selections are regional) Cheese Lasagna…

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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender has a huge array of health benefits. It helps to get rid of migraines, dizziness and digestive disorders. It promotes natural sleep and eases insomnia, and it can be used as an antiseptic and disinfectant to heal wounds. One of the other major ingredients is lemon. I’m sure you are very aware of the…

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75 Healthiest Foods for Women

Overall Health The following foods are so good for you that they should be an essential part of your diet to help you stay healthy. Flax seed. This is a great supplement for a woman’s diet. Flax seeds are high in omega-3 EFAs and lignans, an important type of fiber for women. Kale. This much-overlooked…

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