The second article in our TMJ surgery series, arthroscopy, is now live and ready for you to read! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. The next in the series is TMJ arthroplasty, which is open joint surgery (includes joint… Read More »TMJ Arthroscopy Basic Overview
For this week of TMJ disorder friendly recipes, we are going to feature breakfast items. Many TMJ patients skip breakfast because they are not feeling well in the morning…but as we’ve all heard since we were little, it’s the most important meal of the day!… Read More »Introducing Breakfast Week: French Toast Casserole
Welcome back to TMJ Hope’s soup week! 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ribs celery – diced 1 large carrot – diced 1 small red onion – diced 1 red pepper – diced 1 green pepper – diced 2 cloves garlic – chopped finely… Read More »Soup Week Continues: Maui Black Bean Soup
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1/4 pound Butter 3/8 cup or 3 ounces Onion – small dice 3/8 cup or 3 ounces Celery – small dice 3/8 cup or 3 ounces Carrots – small dice 1/4 cup or 2 ounces Green Peppers – small dice 1/2 cup or 4 ounces… Read More »No Chew Recipes for Jaw Pain: Cheesy Beer Soup
Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great Monday. We are very interested in the results of this poll to see how many of you have had success with splints as a treatment for your TMJ disorder and jaw pain. Let us know in the… Read More »Have Splints Helped Your Jaw Pain?
2 (3 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 can (15 ounce) solid packed pumpkin, chilled
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups milk
6 ice cubes
In blender combine cream cheese, pumpkin, yogurt, brown sugar, ice cream, spice, milk and ice cubes. Blend on high until consistency of a smoothie. Pour into chilled glasses and top with whipped cream, sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.
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We have compiled this list of tips from a group of expert TMJ disorder patients.. simple things they do to make living with TMJ disorder and jaw pain easier. We hope they help you! As always, let us know in the comments below if you have your own tips or any suggestions.
- A bag of frozen peas or corn makes a great ice pack for your jaw! They can be molded to your face or jaw and stay cold for quite a while. Just make sure you mark which veggies you are using as an ice pack so you don’t cook them for dinner! 🙂
- A coffee bean grinder is a good way to make crunchy, hard to eat items like roasted nuts, granola, and corn chips more edible if you have pain when chewing or a small opening.
- Smoothies can be pre-made in batches and frozen in ice cube trays. Then, pop them out of the ice cube trays and store them in zip lock bags in the freezer. That way you have smoothies on demand and don’t have to destroy the kitchen every time you are hungry!
- A good blender can end up being your new best friend. After wearing a few out, we like blenders that have multiple speeds & levels. Juicers are great too – just make sure you use organic fruits and veggies & clean them before juicing since you don’t want wax or chemicals in your juices! When choosing a juicer, be very careful because this is one area that has not come out with a cheap version that still does a good job. Magic Bullets (despite the cheesy infomercials!) can be handy to make single serving smoothies, soups, and other foods very quickly. If you prepare by buying any of these items before your surgery, test drive them by making several meals and freezing them so you will have food ready to go when you get home.
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