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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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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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