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Dentist Calgary Downtown 
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17 November 2022
Does A TMJ Disorder Go Away With TMJ Exercises?

Many patients ask us this question: "What can you do yourself to your TMJ disorder?" The Temporomandibular joint, more commonly known as the TMJ, is part of the jaw that helps make your upper and lower teeth work together. It helps the jaw muscles by guiding your jaw when it open, close, chews and grinds food. […]

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11 October 2022
A Dentist's Guide to Treating TMJ Pain in Calgary

How do you know if the pain you feel is caused by your TMJ? You may have pain in your neck or back. You may feel tightness in the muscles around your jaw or temple. You may experience tension headaches, ringing in your ears, vertigo, or earaches. You may have trouble swallowing. You may experience […]

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20 September 2022
9 Surprising Causes of TMJ You May Not Know About

You might not have even heard of TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, but it’s fairly common amongst people of all ages … from young too old. What causes TMJ in Calgary?  If you’re wondering why you suffer from a loss of jaw or neck function, migraines, headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, ear pain, facial pain, sinus […]

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19 July 2022
3 Things You Can Do When You Have TMJ Migraines or Headaches

If you suffer from headaches or migraines as the result of TMJ, you’re not alone. But first: What are TMJ migraines or headaches actually? TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint and refers to the joints under your ears, specifically the joint in your jaw where your lower jaw connects to your skull. When these joints become […]

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28 June 2022
How to Check If You Have TMJ Pain and What to Do About It

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, popping, clicking, and other types of discomfort in your mouth or jaw area, you may have TMJ disorder. While this condition can be difficult to diagnose, it’s easy to see if you have TMJ related pain simply by examining your own jaw at home. TMJ pain can be incredibly debilitating and […]

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2 March 2018
Overbite Test – Testing Yourself for TMJ and Jaw Problems

Years of poor or bad posture, wearing teeth, damage to jaw joints, neck vertebrae, loss of the bone and gum tissue around the roots of your teeth, are often slow destructive processes without severe pain or other problems in an early stage. Without realizing the impact of the strain, your overbite can contribute to some or […]

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