Category: TMJ

Understanding Your TMJ Disorder Better

TMJ disorder isn’t as common as some of the conditions that affect most people’s smiles. For example, things like tooth decay and gum disease can affect a majority of people at least once in their lives, to some degree. The reason they’re so common is because they develop from the accumulation of oral bacteria, which… Read more »

Why TMJ Disorder Might Matter to You

Common oral health concerns like tooth decay and gum disease matter to most people because of the fact they’re common. Nearly anyone can, and will, develop one and/or the other at some point in their lives, so everyone should focus on preventing them with good hygiene and preventive dental care. However, less commonly known conditions,… Read more »

3 Warning Signs that You Have TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder, which gets its name from the temporomandibular joints that it affects, is a common bite dysfunction that can impact millions of people of all ages. However, one of the reasons why it’s more common that people realize is because many patients who have it don’t know they do. Unlike more common oral health… Read more »

How TMJ Disorder Makes Things Harder for You

The thing about TMJ pain is that, when patients experience it, they don’t always know why, or what’s causing it. That’s because many of the aches and pains related to TMJ disorder can be so diverse that they don’t even seem related to your jaw. However, because your TMJs control your jaw movement, jaw pain… Read more »

4 Things You Absolutely Must Do For TMJ Health 

Like any other part of your overall health or your oral health, there are things you absolutely must do in order to remain sure you’re promoting your TMJ health. There are those details you need to pay attention to, regardless of the current health of these joints. Then, of course, there are some details you… Read more »

TMJ Questions We Never Thought You’d Ask!

When we talk with patients about TMJ health, we often find that this is an area of care that is rarely considered. Of course, our patients in Pella, IA think a lot about keeping their smiles clean, free of stains, free of cavities, and they even consider their gum health! Jaw joints, on the other… Read more »