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Celebrities, They’re Just Like Me, Right?


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 recently been told you have TMJ/TMD, no need to fear! There are plenty of celebrities that share this experience with you and have been fairly vocal about it!

LeAnn Rimes

A famous country singer started to experience intense jaw pain and in light of continuing her tour, she tried her best to ignore it. She shared a series of Tweets in 2010 telling a story of how her jaw popped out of place during a concert and has had to have nearly 2 dozen jaw surgeries to help correct it!

Burt Reynolds

Long before TMJ was prevalent in the dental community, Reynolds was performing a fight scene for the movie, City Heat, in which he was hit with a metal chair. After that scene, he began to suffer from intense jaw pain, headaches, and clicking noises when moving his jaw. This eventually caused Reynolds to take a break from acting for about 2 years while he worked with a dentist to correct this.

Iggy Azalea

In 2015, Azalea told her fans in a series of Tweets that she had been diagnosed with TMJ and felt it was largely related to recent stressful events. While she hasn't been open concerning surgeries she's had to correct this, she was open regarding her belief that the stress from being in the public eye was a contributing factor in developing this disorder and she vowed to take steps to reduce the stress she experiences.

Clay Aiken

We all know and love Aiken from his spotlight on American Idol. He's discussed some of the surgeries he's had in relation to treating his TMJ, though he was more open about the cosmetic surgery that also took place during that treatment. He hasn't been outspoken regarding the effect it's had on his professional career but given that he's a singer, it's not hard to imagine how it may have affected him.

The truth is, there are many people out there who experience symptoms related to TMJ such as migraines, frequent jaw pain, cracked or chipped teeth, and more. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, give us a call at (425) 329-6267 for more information or to schedule an appointment! 

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