How Can TMJ Cause Tinnitus?

Tinnitus afflicts millions of Americans each year. It’s generally connected to some sort of underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss or some sort of ear injury. However, many Americans may be unaware that it can be connected to TMJ disorder, and could potentially be at least partially reversed with [...]

June 6, 2022|TMJ Disorder Posts|Comments Off on How Can TMJ Cause Tinnitus?

Tobacco Use and Orofacial Pain: A Meta-analysis

A meta-analysis of six studies showed that orofacial pain was significantly worse in tobacco (smoked and smokeless) users (odds ratio [OR] = 3.55, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.92, 6.58) in comparison to nonusers. Subgroup analysis showed that the odds of orofacial pain was three times (OR = 3.13, 95% CI: [...]

December 14, 2021|TMJ Disorder Posts, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Tobacco Use and Orofacial Pain: A Meta-analysis

The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based therapy designed to target any weaknesses and dysfunction in the muscles that surround the mouth, the airway, and the tongue.  It’s like physical therapy, but only for the muscles of the mouth, tongue, and face. The exercises are designed to specifically reeducate and train your [...]

December 8, 2021|Quick Tips, TMJ Disorder Posts|Comments Off on The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy

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