How Mouth Breathing Leads to TMJ

It feels natural to breathe through your nose because our bodies are physiologically designed to do so. Breathing through your nose allows your developmental forces to reach a balance. When you breathe through your mouth when you sleep, especially as a child or teen, this can result in imbalanced development problems like jaw and tooth [...]

The Strong Links between Tinnitus and TMJ

Did you hear? May is Better Hearing Month. We think that makes this a great time to discuss the links between temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) and tinnitus.  Tinnitus and other ear problems are common in people with TMJ: about 80% of people with TMJ experience tinnitus or other ear [...]

Could Your Muscles Be Causing Your Migraines?

Understanding and controlling migraine triggers is one of the most effective ways to reduce your migraine frequency. It lets you avoid migraine medication and the potential side effects of medication. Common triggers include foods, drinks, and smells. You might also have certain types of activities that can trigger your [...]

Could You Monitor TMJ with Your Smartphone in the Future?

The successful diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) is a challenge. However, in many cases, we can overcome this challenge using scientific tools to assess the state of your jaw system, including the motion of your jaw, the function of the joint, and the activity of the muscles. [...]

5 Stretches to Try If You Have Tension Headaches

Everybody experiences some degree of tension in their lives. Unfortunately, for many people tension turns into headaches. And those headaches can dramatically undercut your productivity. They can make it hard, if not impossible, to do the things that you need to do or want to do on a daily basis. If you [...]