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  • What is TMJ Disorder and Natural Solutions to Help

    by Paula Gallagher | March 5, 2019

    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are caused by problems with the jaw muscles or joint, or the fibrous tissue connecting them. Symptoms or signs of TMJ disorder include pain and tenderness in or around the ear, the jaw joint, or the muscles of the jaw, face or temples. Other symptoms are problems opening or closing your mouth, and a clicking, popping, crunching or grinding noise when you chew, yawn or open your mouth.

    Your TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. It is responsible for opening and closing your mouth, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, and enables you to talk, chew and yawn. Read more

  • TMJ: Natural Solutions

    by Paula Gallagher | March 28, 2011

    This was a recent question asked in Ask the Expert: what can I do about TMJ pain? Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are caused by problems with the jaw muscles or joint or the fibrous tissue connecting them. TMJ disorders are most common among women in their early 20s and between the ages of 40 and 50, however men also experience this condition.

    Stress can cause TMJ because it may cause grinding of the teeth. Other factors that contribute to TMJ include jaw injuries, problems with your bite, arthritis, hormonal changes and infections.

    Here are some options that may help. Read more

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