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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Join Us for a Celebration Wednesday Night (September 12th)!

TMJ Hope has reached 2,500 members on our Facebook page! Let’s celebrate! Here’s your invitation:  

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Introducing: Beyond Hope

When I started TMJ Hope a little over two years ago, I had a mission in mind, but no idea what would come of it. The mission was to help TMJ disorder patients thrive through support, information, and community. Of course, that is still the mission today, but the past couple weeks have taught me…

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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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The Road to Feeling 85% Better – Part 2 – One Change Causes a Huge Shift

In the last post, I shared with you my journey up until about a year ago. If you haven’t read it, click here to catch up. Once I realized that I was the only one that was going to make any changes in my own life, I got to work. I took a long, hard…

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My Road to Feeling 85% Better After a Diagnosis of Chronic Intractable Pain – Part One

Making the decision to have TMJ total joint replacements implanted at age 24 was not easy. Advice came from all directions and all viewpoints; I should do it because it would increase my quality of life…I should not do it because it was a gamble and I was “so young.” Everyone had an opinion, and…

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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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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…

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