Top 21 Things To Do While Recovering From TMJ Surgery

  Take Care of Yourself 1. Keep a pain journal. We have a free download for one in our Toolbox (enter your name & email to the right and you’ll get access to it). 2. Get some fresh air everyday. 3. Yoga is great for your sense of well being 4. If you have a…

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It’s a Smoothie Kind of Day!

Chocolate Coffee 1 cup coffee 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup chocolate pudding 1/4 cup ice Blend until smooth.  Serve hot or cold     Orange cream smoothie 1 cup milk 1/2 cup orange sherbet 1 package vanilla carnation instant breakfast Blend until smooth Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie 2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt 3/4…

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Interview With Kristen

Stacy:  Hi Kristen, why don’t you start off by telling us a little about yourself Kristen: I’m 30yrs old, I’ve been married for 11yrs and we have 2 amazing children. Right now my hobbies are gardening, reading, cooking with my husband and traveling. Right now we live in Germany and I feel very grateful for…

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TMD Road Rules……Driving Comfortably

  A special thanks to Jennifer for writing this for us!  Driving is something that’s hard to avoid. Whether it’s a daily work commute, a summer vacation, or traveling to visit family at the holidays, you probably drive at some point. However, driving can mean lots of jaw, muscle, and back pain for many people.…

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Absorb Plus Protein Powder Review

  Absorb Plus is a brand of whey protein powder available in several flavors (vanilla,chocolate, and berry). The difference in this product from other protein powders is that it is very easy on the digestive system. It is made of predigested nutrients, which requires very little effort from your body in order to get the…

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An Interview with Lorelei, a Surgical Patient: TMJ Arthrocentesis, Arthroscopy, & Arthroplasty

This is an interview conducted on the phone by Stacy, the Founder of TMJ Hope, with Lorelei, a TMJ Hope community member that has had several TMJ surgeries. It’s an amazing read, and has some incredible tips and insights that could really help you if you’re facing any sort of treatments (surgical or not).  Stacy:…

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TMJD and Related Disorder’s Patient Bill of Rights

   As a patient with TMJ disorder and/or chronic facial pain, I have the right to: Have my physicians and/or providers listen to and consider my symptoms as serious issues. Be an active participant in my healthcare solution. A comprehensive examination that addresses my functional problems as well as my pain concerns. Appropriate diagnostic testing…

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Interview With Lee Weinstein

  Lee Weinstein has been inventing since he was 13 years old when he invented a device that could answer the phone before it rings, so he and his friends could call each other in the middle of the night and arrange to sneak out and pretend to be secret agents. After graduating from and…

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Do You Have Bruxism?

Normal chewing applies forces of around 25 to 50 pounds on the back molar teeth. clenching and grinding have been shown to create forces as high as 250 pounds during sleep. During normal chewing the upper and lower teeth may come into contact only for 25-30 minutes in a 12 hour day. During sleep bruxism…

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Bluenana Nut Oatmeal

Bluenana Nut Oatmeal 1/2 cup quaker oats 1 cup water (use milk for added calories) 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup sliced banana 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, for easy chewing, put them in the coffee bean grinder! Directions Heat the water to boiling; stir in oats. Cook oats on medium low heat for 3.5 minutes,…

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