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TMJ

Ice Cream Headaches and Migraines

Summer is the perfect time for some of your favorite hot-weather activities like swimming and of course, eating ice cream. If you’ve ever eaten ice cream or drank a cold liquid too fast, you’ve likely experienced a brain freeze. That instant painful headache might not seem like a big deal to you but it [...]

By |August 18th, 2020|Headaches, TMJ|

6 Causes of Tooth Wear

Tooth wear is different from tooth decay. It’s when your enamel is lost because of chemical and mechanical damage. While damage from tooth decay is localized to specific areas and can be treated with simple tooth-colored fillings, tooth wear is more likely to need treatment with dental crowns and possibly an entire smile makeover because [...]

Irvine Innovation Could Improve TMJ Surgery

Ideally, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) should be treated before surgery is necessary. Currently, surgery for the condition is very unsuccessful. But a recent discovery at the University of California at Irvine may make TMJ surgery much more successful and could lead to better results from other joint surgeries as well. Why TMJ [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|TMJ|

When Orthodontic Treatment Leaves You Unhappy (and Uncomfortable)

Orthodontic treatment is supposed to help you achieve a more attractive smile with straighter teeth that not only look better, but work better as well. Usually it does, but for a small number of people the result can be unsatisfactory both from its appearance and from its function. If this describes your situation, [...]

By |December 19th, 2013|Orthodontics, TMJ|