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Aging Affects Everything

TMJD, also known as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a painful and often life-disrupting condition that develops when your jaw joints do not work properly. The condition can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and crepitus, the clicking or grating sound when you open or close your mouth. TMJD can affect anyone, but older adults are more s...
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The Root Cause

Did you know that temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD, is often referred to as "the great imposter"? It has earned this moniker because many of its symptoms seem to be entirely unrelated to your bite. These symptoms include things like Meniere's disease, tinnitus, headaches, neck pain and unexplained ear pain. Another symptom of TMJD that ...
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COVID-19 and Teeth Clenching

The COVID-19 pandemic has our regular routines askew - we're going to bed a little later, indulging in foods and drinks more frequently, and likely clenching our teeth a little more. While some of these things can be easily reversed by returning to routines and the gym, there's one that we listed that can cause irreversible damage if left untreated...
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The Dangers of Untreated TMJ Dysfunction

​Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMD or TMJD, is a term used to describe a group of jaw conditions that cause a range of painful symptoms, including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken or worn teeth; clicking or popping in the jaw; and limited jaw movement. TMJ dysfunction affects an estimated 10 million Ameri...
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TMJD Trigger

​You wore braces, and your teeth look perfect. You don't have bad oral habits, such as chewing on pen caps or biting your nails. You don't even grind or clench your teeth during sleep. You've never had a jaw injury. So, why do you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Your painful TMJD could be caused by something you may not even be aware of: ...
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Skip the Summer Sideline

 The hot summer is right around the corner. And, while you may not love the sweltering days, you probably love summer. Why? Summer is a great time to relax, reduce stress and have fun. But, summer can also not be a ton of fun if temporomandibular joint dysfunction sidelines you. For some people, summer can mean a flare in their TMJD symptoms, ...
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Head Pain? Heed This

​Are you frequently waking up with headaches? Is it sinus congestion? Stress? The nightcap you had before bed? What if it was caused by something you never considered: jaw dysfunction?Waking up with a headache could be a sign of TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMJD is defined as a group of conditions that cause dysfunction ...
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SPG Block for Headaches and Migraines: How Does it Work?

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​Nearly half of all Americans experience some forms of headaches, making it one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. As it turns out, migraines and headaches are also very prevalent among people suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorders.Sphenopalatine ganglion block, also known as SPG block, has emerged as one of the ...
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Can TMJD Go Away on Its Own?

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​Some 10 million Americans are believed to be affected by temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJDs. TMJD symptoms commonly include pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in both or either of the temporomandibular joints, pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty with chewing, and locked joints that may make opening or closing the mouth difficult...
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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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