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… Read More »Did You Know……..
Because jaw movement can play such a huge role in your TMJD, dietary changes can have a beneficial impact. Here are some tips that we have learned through trial and error: Avoid caffeinated drinks since they are a stimulant, and will make you more likely… Read More »General Nutrition Tips for TMJ Disorder Patients
Approximately 70 percent of adults have at least one sign of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, but only 25 percent report symptoms and only about 5 percent seek medical intervention. Conservative therapy is effective in over 80 percent of cases. Surgical intervention is usually required… Read More »Did you Know?
Myth: Pain Killers Lead to Addiction Fact: When taken as directed, prescription pain medications rarely cause addiction. However, as with many drugs, your body can become physically dependent on pain medication. Although this doesn’t mean you’re addicted, you may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop the… Read More »Myths and Facts About Pain
What is Occlusion? In order to understand what Malocclusion is we must first understand proper occlusion. The top and bottom teeth are meant to rest comfortably on each other at the back of the mouth with the points of the molars fitting into… Read More »What is Malocclusion??
Sleep is extremely important to the body, it can help relax us, shut our minds off, rejuvenate the body and help with pain levels. 5 great reasons why sleep is so important: Sleep helps to repair your body. Sleep can reduce the occurrence of… Read More »Healthy Living Series Week 5, Importance of Sleep
Ingredients 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 small zucchini, thinly bias-sliced (2 cups) 2 small yellow summer squash, thinly bias-sliced (2 cups) 2 cups broccoli flowerets 2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried… Read More »Butter Glazed Summer Vegetables
Carbohydrates The best carbohydrates are those that are low in starch, low in sugar, and high in fiber such as: Fruits: Apples, apricots, berries, cantaloupe, cherries, grapefruits, grapes, honeydew, kiwi, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums and watermelon. Grains: Black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans,… Read More »Healthy Living Series Week 4, Carbs Proteins and Fats