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Is Holiday Stress to Blame for your Jaw Pain?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA As your schedule fills with holiday gatherings and parties, preparing for extra life activities can be strenuous. The hustle and bustle of holiday demands can create extreme stress on your time, finances, and patience. For most people, exercise can help cope with the added stress. But, on the other…

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What are the First Steps in Treating TMJ Disorder?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Are you suffering from jaw pain? Do you notice popping or clicking sounds when you and open and close your jaws? Perhaps you’re experiencing a limited range of motion in your jaws? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then temporomandibular joint disorder could be the…

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Should I be Worried about my Jaw Popping?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA You chew, yawn, or speak and then hear it—a popping sound coming from your jaws. It can be alarming to hear this noise, and if you’re experiencing this phenomenon, the root cause could be a serious issue that requires treatment by a qualified medical professional. In this article, your…

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Stress and Jaw Pain – Are the Two Connected?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The COVID-19 pandemic spurred an economic recession affecting mental health and wellbeing for many adults. According to a KFF Health Tracking Poll, as many as 4 out of every 10 adults experienced anxiety or depression during the pandemic. Isolation, job loss, and learning to navigate life during a pandemic…

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What Does it Mean when your Jaw Hurts all the Time?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Do you ever experience jaw pain that lasts for hours or doesn’t go away? The temporomandibular (jaw) joints and the surrounding muscles are responsible for a lot of work. They help you chew, speak, and even work when your mouth is closed. A stable occlusion or bite shouldn’t result…

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Is TMJ Disorder Curable?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA The temporomandibular joint is on either side of your mouth and connects the lower jaw to the skull. When either temporomandibular joint starts to malfunction, whatever the reason, then it leads to a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder. Also known as TMJ disorder or TMD, this condition is estimated…

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What’s causing your video game headaches? The answer could be TMJ disorder!

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Are you a gamer? Video games represent a multi-billion dollar industry. For many, playing a game has an unintended consequence that can ruin your day—a headache. If you’re experiencing headaches often when you play video games, don’t ignore them. In this article, your San Francisco neuromuscular dentists at Glen…

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3 Things to Blame on your Teeth Grinding Habit

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Grinding your teeth when you sleep is often the sign of a more serious underlying oral health concern. The condition, more commonly known as bruxism, can create extensive dental problems because of the excessive force on your teeth. Your leading neuromuscular dentists in San Francisco at Glen Park Dental…

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Could Coronavirus Pandemic be Fueling your Stress-Related Jaw Pain?

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA As the news continues to cover the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, more people are becoming stressed about the abrupt disruption to their daily life. Increased stress could cause additional oral health concerns such as Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD) or more commonly known as TMJ. Since TMJ is the main…

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Learn the causes of Jaw Pain

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Jaw pain is common. In most cases, this pain is due to a dysfunction with the temporomandibular joint, which is a small, round joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull. You may experience jaw pain occasionally, or your pain may be chronic. How can you tell what is…