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Have TMJ? Break These Bad Habits

March 14, 2017 | Author:

Biting your nails, eating junk food, drinking too much coffee, playing with your hair, procrastinating, overcommitting…the list of bad habits goes on and on. Whether your bad habit is one of these we’ve listed or something else, your bad habits may be affecting your health. For those who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) […]

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The Basics of Bruxism

February 15, 2017 | Author:

First things first…what exactly is bruxism? According to The Bruxism Association, bruxism is a habit that affects about 8-10 percent of the population. It’s characterized by grinding teeth and clenching the jaw either during the day or at night. Bruxism is most common among adults age 25-44, but it also occurs among children. Common symptoms […]

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Tips for Traveling with TMJ

January 3, 2017 | Author:

Getting out to see the world sounds like a lot of fun. But, for those who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, traveling can have a whole new layer of complexity added to it. Not only do you have to ensure your travel plans are up-to-date, but you also have to make sure […]

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Holidays + TMJ

December 5, 2016 | Author:

The holidays…days full of food, family, activities, traditions and creating new memories. The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean the likelihood of experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain decreases at all. The holiday season can be especially difficult for those who have been diagnosed with TMJ. For those […]

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Managing TMJ Jaw Pain: The Do’s and Don’ts

November 10, 2016 | Author:

Did you know that approximately 12 percent of Americans are living with some level of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain? If you’re part of that 12 percent, you’re more than aware that managing TMJ jaw pain can be difficult. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a huge difference to your health. Take a look […]

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Questions to Ask Your TMJ Doctor

February 28, 2016 | Author:

Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw, clicking or popping when chewing, difficulty chewing, swelling on the side of your face and more – all of these are symptoms of TMJ. Whether you’re experiencing one of these symptoms or one of the many others associated with TMJ, seeking medical attention should be your next […]

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The Chewing Hangover

February 16, 2016 | Author:

The following is a guest blog from Sarah Fatherley, an Ehlers-Danlos and TMJ patient/activist from the United Kingdom who has appeared on panels with Dr. Mitakides, both in the U.S. and Great Britain. Please keep in mind that these are the thoughts and ideas of a patient learning to cope with daily TMJ pain, not […]

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TMJ Pain and Cold Weather – How to Avoid Increased Jaw Pain

January 27, 2016 | Author:

Love it or hate it; the cold winter weather is here for a majority of the country. With this weather shift comes some new or increased concerns for people living with both Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and TMJ. Varying seasonal temperatures prevent people living with EDS from ever fully adjusting to the weather. The stress of […]

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Handling Chiari Malformations is Serious Work

October 1, 2015 | Author:

Last week, world-class clinical and scientific experts from around the world met in New Orleans to share their findings that have contributed to the understanding and treatment of Chiari malformations (CM). As a presenter at this symposium, Dr. Mitakides shared his findings on craniofacial pain syndrome—specifically the instability of the neck and how it affects […]

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