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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like connection point between your jaw and skull. It is what allows us to move our jaw when we eat or talk. Several factors can cause this joint to become irritated or inflamed leading to a painful condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD.

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Meditation for Anyone

Meditation may seem like an intimidating word to many people. You may be picturing a person on a mountain or on the beach with absolutely no thoughts in their head. However, many of us use some form of meditation on a daily basis without even knowing it! There are many different kinds of meditation and a vast number of mental and physical benefits linked to the practice of meditation. These benefits include, but are not limited to, helping attention and focus, lowering blood pressure, decreasing stress and anxiety, and even improving the immune system.

 

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Are You Putting Too Much Toothpaste on Your Child’s Toothbrush?

It is very important to begin attending to your child’s oral health even before teeth appear in their mouth! But, how much toothpaste should you be using? In commercials we see a long strip of toothpaste covering the entire brush head, but studies show this is nowhere close the recommended amount.

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Would You Ignore Bleeding Coming From Any Part of Your Body?

Would you ignore bleeding if you saw it coming from any part of your body? If your eye was bleeding when you opened it in the morning? If your hand started bleeding at work? Wouldn’t you do something about it? Why is it that we ignore bleeding gums? Even a trace of blood from gums upon brushing or flossing is not normal.

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Gluten Allergy Flare Up: Is Your Nightguard the Culprit?

by Bela Bernstein, RDH

Nightguards are one of the most powerful oral appliances to keep many patients comfortable after experiencing chronic jaw pain and tooth sensitivity.  When choosing the appropriate type of nightguard for each patient, not only should the cause of the problem be considered but systemic issues as well.  One such example is a gluten allergy.

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Exercise After a Long Day

Ever notice how your workout routine is disrupted by a stressful day? Are you working on a big project, or dealing with difficult clients? Did you get stuck in traffic on your way home? Or, maybe you just spent an hour scrolling through pintrest and instagram? Although these things are not physically taxing on the body and seem completely unrelated, they all are in fact mentally draining. Studies show that a workout performed in these conditions will ultimately suffer.

 

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