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How Does My Jaw Affect Balance and Posture?

As silly as it may sound, the song “Dem Bones” was right. Everything is connected. When one part of your body is out of alignment, your entire body is negatively affected. Your jaw is no exception, and a misaligned jaw can have a ripple effect that changes your posture and throws your entire body off [...]

How Therapy Can Improve Your Dental Health and Sleep Quality

When many of us think of dentists, we unfortunately think of invasive and sometimes painful treatments like root canal procedures, braces or dental implants. While those are all effective and usually much-needed solutions to dental problems, for certain conditions, we can use non-invasive and even pleasant treatments, too. One such treatment is Myofunctional Therapy

You Won’t Want to Ignore These Warning Signs

Lock-jaw. The name itself sounds foreboding. The very idea of a locked jaw conjures uncomfortable scenes in the imagination, but it’s a daily reality for too many people who suffer from undiagnosed and untreated disorders in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. While lock-jaw is a term that’s [...]

How to Protect Your Teeth from Damage While Lifting Weights

It’s not just running that can harm your teeth: many types of fitness activities can put your teeth at risk. But perhaps one of the most damaging activities is weightlifting. In addition to the damage that can be caused by dehydration or by consuming high-sugar energy foods and acidic sports drinks, lifters [...]

Is Exercise Helpful for TMJ?

TMJ is a chronic pain condition. It goes beyond simple jaw pain--it can cause headaches and other widespread symptoms. In some cases, TMJ can even become disabling. Home care for TMJ is optimal, but not all strategies are effective. One piece of advice you might hear for TMJ is that you should perform particular exercises. [...]