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The Effects of Drinking Beer on Your Teeth

St. Patrick’s Day, the holiday where the largest amount of alcohol is consumed is just around the corner. Believe it or not, drinking beer can impact the look of your healthy smile. For the March holiday, we’re bound to see a lot of green-stained teeth and possibly some dental emergencies due to drunken behavior, which

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Man holding his aching ear due to ear pain

The Relationship Between Your TMD and Ear Pain

For ear pain sufferers, it’s easy to confuse ear pain as a typical ear infection or earache. However, the most common reason for ear pain is caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD can cause a wide range of problems, which typically start at the jaw and then move on to other parts of the

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Senior Woman with Untreated TMD

The Consequences of Untreated TMD

Signs that you have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder are evident in multiple ways. Although the list of symptoms are greater, if your jaw often locks, clicks, or hurts; there’s a chance you may suffer from TMD. Furthermore, if these symptoms are a distraction from your daily duties and easily irritate, you need to visit your dentist

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Chewing Gum While Having TMD

5 Things to Stop Doing if You Have TMD

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can limit the simple pleasures of eating, drinking, and even, talking. If you are a sufferer of TMD, there are a number of solutions to help reduce the pain and frustration of the disorder. From physical therapy to neuromuscular dentistry, these are the most common ways to correct misalignment of the

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Lady with diabetes

5 Links Between Diabetes and Your Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Month and focuses on making healthy changes and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Approximately, 30 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, almost 2 million new cases are diagnosed each year, and about 8 million people living with diabetes don’t know they have it. So, what

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are Rheumatoid Arthritis and TMD Connected?

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of physical function in areas like your feet, hands, wrists, and more. RA can affect any joint in the body, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), causing joint

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Oral Health

3 Oral Health Tips for the Summer

Summer is an exciting time for kids, but it can be a killer for their oral health routines. Between vacation fun and summer camps, it can be hard to maintain healthy habits, but it’s important for children and adults to maintain the healthy schedules they’ve developed throughout the year so that the kids aren’t going

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