Did You Know……..

TMJ headaches can be classified as tension-type headaches and can be caused by a number of factors. One of the main factors that can cause headaches is constant muscle contraction which creates tension and reduces blood flow to the jaw area. This sends a signal to the body to send more blood to that area…

Continue Reading →

Rate Your Pain

Continue Reading →

General Nutrition Tips for TMJ Disorder Patients

Because jaw movement can play such a huge role in your TMJD, dietary changes can have a beneficial impact. Here are some tips that we have learned through trial and error: Avoid caffeinated drinks since they are a stimulant, and will make you more likely to grind your teeth. Since repetitive jaw motions tend to…

Continue Reading →

Peach Cobbler

I just finished canning 14 jars of beautiful Georgia peaches, this recipe is going to come in handy! 4 cups peeled, sliced peaches 2 cups sugar, divided 1/2 cup water 8 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 1/2 cups milk Ground cinnamon, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the peaches,…

Continue Reading →

Did you Know?

Approximately 70 percent of adults have at least one sign of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, but only 25 percent report symptoms and only about 5 percent seek medical intervention. Conservative therapy is effective in over 80 percent of cases. Surgical intervention is usually required in fewer than 5 percent of patients with TMJ disorders.…

Continue Reading →

Myths and Facts About Pain

Myth: Pain Killers Lead to Addiction Fact: When taken as directed, prescription pain medications rarely cause addiction. However, as with many drugs, your body can become physically dependent on pain medication. Although this doesn’t mean you’re addicted, you may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop the drug abruptly. It’s an expected response when a prescription pain…

Continue Reading →

What is Malocclusion??

    What is Occlusion? In order to understand what Malocclusion is we must first understand proper occlusion.  The top and bottom teeth are meant to rest comfortably on each other at the back of the mouth with the points of the molars fitting into the grooves of the opposite molar, while the front teeth…

Continue Reading →

Butter Glazed Summer Vegetables

Ingredients 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 small zucchini, thinly bias-sliced (2 cups) 2 small yellow summer squash, thinly bias-sliced (2 cups) 2 cups broccoli flowerets 2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 medium…

Continue Reading →

Healthy Living Series Week 4, Carbs Proteins and Fats

Carbohydrates The best carbohydrates are those that are low in starch, low in sugar, and high in fiber such as: Fruits: Apples, apricots, berries, cantaloupe, cherries, grapefruits, grapes, honeydew, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums and watermelon. Grains: Black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans, lentils, navy beans, pinto beans, white beans. Starches: Sweet potato,…

Continue Reading →

Coping with TMJ Disorder

TMD brings about many changes in your life, but there are some positive coping skills that will help you to manage those changes: Take an active approach to your problems. What is an active approach? It is defining the problem and deciding on what outcome you want. Your energy should be used to take steps…

Continue Reading →

Page 3 of 8