We hear a lot from tmd patients who have problems with grinding and clenching. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind/clench them at… Read More »Grinding/Clenching Tips
What is a patient advocate and how can they possibly help you with your TMJ journey. “Patient Advocate” is a very broad title that encompasses many types of services for patients. This article might give you some ideas of what type of patient advocate might… Read More »Do You Need a Patient Advocate?
TMJ Hope was founded in January 2010 as a support and informational resource for patients like you. What many of you may not know is that there was a site prior to TMJ Hope called TMJ Friends. I have personally been involved in the advocacy… Read More »Why I’m Stepping Down – And How It Should Give You Hope
1. Dealing With Insurance If your insurance company denies coverage for your TMJ surgery there are several steps you can take. The important thing to remember is to be consistent, and pay attention to deadlines. You may appeal the decision not to pay by writing… Read More »TMJ Surgery Toolbox..Ten Things That Will Help You Get Ready
Apple Cinnamon Oat Shake 1 cup milk or vanilla soymilk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 pouch plain instant oatmeal 1/2 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon Blend until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup ice cubes, blend again Apple Coconut Ginger 1/4 c Apple juice… Read More »30 Days of Smoothies
Ingredients 3 1/4 cups peeled, cubed pumpkin 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups vegetable broth 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic 1 onion, diced 1 cup baby spinach leaves 6 ounces feta cheese, cubed salt and pepper 2 cups Arborio rice Directions Preheat oven to 400… Read More »Pumpkin and Feta Risotto
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… Read More »Splint Therapy Questions For Your Dentist