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TMJ

Migraines, Carpal Tunnel, and TMJ

A new study has linked migraines with carpal tunnel syndrome. It highlights the potential role of compression neuropathy in migraine headaches. Plastic surgeons promote this link as supporting surgical treatment for migraines. However, you don’t need surgery to relieve TMJ nerve compression for migraines. Nonsurgical TMJ treatment can help many people [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Try Mewing

If you’re unhappy with crooked teeth and/or the shape of your profile, you might have looked into ways to straighten your teeth and reshape your profile. If so, you have probably come across the concept of “mewing.”  Although many people online promote this technique, it is unproven, and potentially dangerous to your oral health [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|TMJ|

Is “Itchy Ear” a Symptom of TMJ?

After jaw pain and headaches, ear-related symptoms are the most disruptive symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD). And now it turns out that there may be another annoying symptom of TMJ that hasn’t been recognized before. A new study shows that ear pruritus, “itchy ear,” may be associated with [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|TMJ|

7 Types of Denture Pain

Dentures are supposed to help people who have lost their teeth, but the unfortunate truth is that dentures often result in significant pain for wearers. How? Let us count the ways . . . Loose, Rubbing Dentures One common problem with poorly fitting dentures is that they slide around in the mouth, which causes painful [...]

Can You Blame your Migraines on Coffee?

If you’re like most Americans, you probably start most days with a cup of coffee. There’s nothing wrong with starting your day with a bracing cup of coffee, but a new study suggests that going back to the java well--or any source of caffeine--too many times a day could be contributing to your Migraine Headaches Hilton Head

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