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4 Common Myths About TMJ

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a term used to describe a group of symptoms ranging from headaches, facial pain, and jaw pain to clicking or popping in the jaw and limited jaw movement. Many people who suffer from TMJ experience chronic jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulder, or back pain. Snoring, grinding of teeth, frequent ear infectio...
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The Jaw Epidemic and Its Implications for the TMJ

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Why are braces, retainers, and the need to have wisdom teeth pulled so commonplace? What did humans do before modern dentistry? A research study from Stanford University suggests that these problems are relatively new in our history. Researchers posit that the human jaw is shrinking, and it's not the result of genetics but of modern behavior and li...
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Why Are My Ears Ringing? Is it TMJ?

Hearing a constant ringing in your ears can be a jarring experience. Is something wrong with your eardrum? Are you losing your hearing? Is someone talking or gossiping about you? One possible explanation for this ringing in the ears is TMJ-induced tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? According to Mayo Clinic, "Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or othe...
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Things You Can Do to Check for TMJ

How does someone know if they have TMJ? It can be easy to read about symptoms and relate to them. So how can people who are concerned about potentially having a TMJ disorder decide if their concerns constitute a doctor visit? Things like headaches, jaw, neck, and back pain are common enough and don't necessarily have to share a common source, which...
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What Kind of TMJ Do You Have?

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Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called TMJ, are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. The implications of being diagnosed with a TMJ disorder widely vary. Some patients report bouts of severe jaw pain, others report chronic neck and back pain, and for the...
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5 Helpful Tips to Ease TMJ Symptoms

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Living with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be exhausting. The barrage of symptoms that typically accompany TMJ has the potential to be nightmarish for those who are suffering. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that TMJ is responsible for the symptoms they experience, and as a result, they don't seek out the medical attention they n...
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Blinded by TMJ

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You're driving home from dinner one night, and you notice the headlights from the other lane are brighter than usual. You continue driving, and the headlights seem brighter and brighter as you make your way home. Before long, they're unbearably bright your vision becomes blurred. Now you're starting to have trouble seeing. You pull over to collect ...
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When Jaw Pain Ruins Eating

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Eating is a staple source of culture for communities around the world. Food is a part of celebratory festivals, ceremonies, and family additions and losses. Food affects all of us differently, from bringing comfort in a time of need to cementing a sense of community with your neighbors. Suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) can ...
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What You Can Do to Keep TMD at Bay

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a collection of symptoms resulting from insufficient jaw development or misaligned teeth (malocclusion). This structural deficiency puts a strain on supporting muscle systems, causing many consequential conditions ranging from migraines to sleep apnea. While preventing TMD development on your own is not alw...
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Got the Spins?

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Vertigo is characterized by a sudden spinning sensation. When produced purposely, spinning can be exciting and fun. Roller coasters, amusement park rides, and merry-go-rounds are all entertainment staples in our culture. On the other hand, when you feel this way and don't expect to, it can be quite concerning. This spinning feeling evokes memo...
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Does Your Jaw Have You Feeling Anxious?

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It's the big day. You finally got that job interview, or you're supposed to hear back about that test, or you're waiting for your date to show up to the restaurant you've agreed on. Whatever the "thing" might be, imagining yourself in any of these situations likely emits a particular feeling, anxiety. Your mind is racing, "what if it doesn't go wel...
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Laser the Pain Away

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Once aligned more with the genre of science fiction than reality, laser technology has evolved to solving many of the world's problems in industries such as science, military, industrial, commercial, and medical among others. In Dr. Buck's practice, infrared lasers have found a home in the treatment of chronic pain, specifically jaw pain. Infrared ...
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All Quiet on the Oral Front

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Have you ever noticed a grinding or popping noise when you open your mouth? Maybe you've noticed it while you're eating or talking, maybe your partner has mentioned it to you, either way, these noises coming from your jaw are probably not "nothing to worry about." If you've grown accustomed to hearing your jaw pop when you move it throughout the da...
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Real Solutions for Your Migraines

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Do you ever start feeling tired, lethargic, or irritable unexpectedly, then go to sleep hoping you feel better in the morning just to start the next day off with an aura clouding your vision? Maybe you see a sparkling edge at the periphery of your field of sight or notice flashing or zig-zagging light beams shrouding your sight. If this has ever ha...
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The Missing Link

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Are you suffering through an array of symptoms and can't figure out what's causing them? If so, you're not alone, actually far from it. While it's possible for each of your symptoms to come from independent sources if you're experiencing a combination of certain ones it is usually a strong indication of a collective problem. Temporomandibular ...
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Celebrities, They’re Just Like Me, Right?

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If you struggle with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), yes! TMJ is a group of symptoms including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement. Because there are a variety of other disorders that share these symptoms, it can be tough to diagnose. If you've ...
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Mouth Feeling Crowded?

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If it seems like there isn't enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, especially with your wisdom teeth included, you're not alone. It's believed that the modern human diet is to blame. Because our diets have begun to revolve around soft, processed foods, our jaws no longer need to be as fully developed to process food. The restricted space...
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Remodeling Your Look

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People can be dissatisfied with the way they look for any number of reasons. Perhaps, rarely, are those gripes based in reality or are they the result of some actual physical underdevelopment. But, nonetheless, some are. An underdeveloped jaw, a sign of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for example, affects the appearance of your entire face. Having...
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What is A Good Night’s Sleep Anyway?

It's fairly common to tell our children to "get a good night's sleep" or "sleep tight," but what exactly constitutes good sleep? Is your child getting the quality night's sleep they need? How do you know if they're sleeping well? Without the proper medical instruments to record what is going on while they sleep, it can be hard to tell. Sleep is whe...
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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Eating can be a wonderful sensory experience. The combination of flavor, texture, and smell, especially for the right meal, can be the main event for a night out or an adventurous outing to experience a sense of culture with friends. Imagine, you've finally gotten the chance to get out of the house for a change and go out on a dinner date. You sit ...
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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.

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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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