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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…

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Get rid of your Headaches with TMJ Treatment

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Everyone experiences headaches at some point, and typically an over-the-counter pain reliever does the trick so that you can get on with your day. But, what happens when your headaches reoccur time and time again? In some cases, recurring headaches are connected to a disorder that your dentist can…

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How TMJ Headaches get Misdiagnosed as Migraines

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA What’s worse than living with chronic pain? Having that pain misdiagnosed, and thus being unable to find relief. This is the dilemma facing many individuals who are experiencing frequent headaches as a result of temporomandibular joint disorder (also referred to as TMJ disorder or TMD). Your San Francisco neuromuscular…

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What could be causing your Neck and Shoulder Pain

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA Experiencing pain in the neck and shoulders is quite common in our society, and we aren’t talking about the kind caused by your kids, your job, or annoying drivers. We are talking about actual neck and shoulder pain that seems to come out of nowhere, and may be difficult…