TMJ Surgery Tips – What Has Helped You Through Recovery?

TMJ surgery recovery tips

TMJ surgery can be a nerve wracking process if you are not prepared…but if you take some time to anticipate what you might need, and learn from patients who have been through it before you, we think you will feel empowered and less nervous. I have talked with many TMJ disorder patients over the years,…

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Breakfast or Snack Through a Straw – Mocha Latte & Horchata Smoothies

Mocha Latte Smoothie 3/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons instant coffee – mocha flavored (or use your favorite flavor) 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup – I like using the dark chocolate syrup! 1 cup ice Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Horchata Smoothie 6 oz. Kozy…

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New Poll – Does Arthrocentesis Work for TMJ Disorder? Vote here!

Lately we have been getting many queries on TMJ arthrocentesis. Here are some of the questions you have been asking: Does TMJ arthrocentesis work? What is the recovery like? How long is the recovery time? How long does an arthrocentesis take to work? What should your diet be like after the procedure? What type of…

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The Ultimate Soft, TMJ Friendly Food – Crockpot Meatloaf!

Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs 2/3 cup bread crumbs – seasoned 2 teaspoons dried minced onion (or fresh would be fine too!) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sage 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck beef (or your preferred type of ground beef) 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar (light) 1…

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Crockpot Apple Pie

Crockpot Apple Pie 8 Tart Apples – peeled and sliced 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 t allspice 1/4 t nutmeg 3/4 cup milk 2 tbs butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup Bisquick 1 cup Bisquick and 1/3 cup brown sugar 3 tbs cold butter Toss apples in a…

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Finding the Right TMJ Dentist

Finding the right TMJ dentist can be really difficult. We don’t know how many times we’ve been stuck after moving to a new city or having to find a new type of specialist.  Take a look at our new article, hopefully it will help make your search easier! Finding the Right TMJ Dentist or Doctor…

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Easy to Eat Recipes for a TMJ Friendly Fourth of July

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar 16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and large berries cut in half 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste Place strawberries in bowl. Drizzle vinegar over strawberries, and sprinkle with sugar Stir gently to combine Cover and let sit at room temperature…

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French Vanilla Chocolate Cream of Wheat

French Vanilla Chocolate Cream of Wheat 1/3 cup water 2/3 cups whipping cream 4 tablespoons hot chocolate mix 1 packet french vanilla Carnation Instant breakfast 2 tablespoons sugar 1/8 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons butter 6 tablespoons cream of wheat Mix and cook everything EXCEPT cream of wheat in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat…

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Nicole's Banana Bread

This week we are featuring TMJ disorder friendly dessert recipes!  Our first was given to us by Nicole, who you know from the forum and Facebook, since she is a moderator. Thanks, Nicole! Quick and Easy Banana Bread 3 large ripe bananas mashed 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon…

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Results of Our Splint Therapy Poll – Are Splints Helpful for TMJ Disorder?

A couple weeks ago we started a poll about splint therapy. We were wondering whether splints have been helpful for your TMJ pain…or did they make it worse?  Well, we have the results! Drumroll please…. Has Splint Therapy Helped Your TMJ Disorder? As you can see in the above pie chart, the results were very close.…

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