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TMJ Doctor in Washington

Neuromuscular dentistry involves diagnosis and treatment of jaw misalignments, which include malocclusion and TMD/TMJ. Some estimates state that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ/TMD or temporomandibular disorder. That is quite a bit of the population experiencing pain from temporomandibular disorders or TMJ. Pain that inhibits an individua...
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Can Braces Cause TMJ?

For many, braces are a necessity in achieving their dental goals or correcting teeth or jaw issues. Malocclusion, or the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed, is a significant contributor in individuals receiving orthodontic care. For those who require orthodontic treatment, a question they may ask themself is, "can braces ca...
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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dentistry is regular check-ups and tooth filings and a broad field covering routine dental procedures to facial and jaw reconstruction. Dentists that diagnose and treat or temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) fall within neuromuscular dentistry. A neuromuscular dentist dedicates their practice to alleviating TMJ pain through realigning the jaw. Ma...
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TMJ Smile

A smile is one of the first things people notice about each other. Many individuals spend money and months or years to perfect their glamorous smile to show off to the world. But when teeth, jaw, or neck and back pain are present, a glowing smile is nowhere to be found. Pain caused by malocclusion can cause TMJ and result in a TMJ smile. Let's delv...
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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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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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Can Anxiety Cause TMJD?

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​Most people don't realize it, but stress, anxiety and temporomandibular joint pain are all related. Both anxiety and TMJ pain have symptoms that are very much alike and can easily be mistaken for each other. While it's not uncommon to see people experiencing these symptoms together, can anxiety actually be the cause of your TMJ disorder and pain? ...
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Can Bad Posture Cause Jaw Pain and TMJ?

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​Many people don't realize it, but there is a strong link between temporomandibular joint pain and poor posture. Now consider how certain modern-day activities can easily prompt posture problems. The bulk of our days are spent sitting in front of a screen - we are either slouching in front of the computer at work or on the couch with a smartphone i...
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Dealing With a Misaligned Jaw

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​The temporomandibular joint is a ball and socket joint that's put to work whenever we talk, breathe, eat and drink. It helps to move the jaw around without causing pain, inflammation or any of those symptoms that come with TMJ disorders. As it turns out, the daily wear and tear the TMJ experiences makes it more susceptible to inflammation and misa...
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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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4 Little-Known Symptoms

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​For most people, the first things that come to mind at the mention of a temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder are the common symptoms: jaw pain, clicking and popping, and difficulty chewing. As it turns out, TMJ symptoms are not restricted to just these few, and some of the lesser-known symptoms may actually seem unrelated. Because of this, TM...
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6 Tips to Make the Most of TMJ Treatments

​Tempormandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder usually causes a lot of pain and discomfort in the jaw and surrounding areas. We'll help you get to the root of this problem and help you find some relief from your TMJ symptoms in no time. However, there are a few tips you may want to consider to help you help yourself. These six valuable tips can help you...
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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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