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4 Things to Consider if You Suffer From TMJ Disorders

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Bruxism or unconscious grinding of your teeth is a fairly common problem — especially in women. If you often wake up with headaches, suffer from pain in your neck or have sore teeth, then you could be grinding your teeth in your sleep. Don’t worry – roughly 10 million other Americans have the same problem…

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Actor Burt Reynolds Suffered from TMJ Dysfunction

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The ravages of TMJ dysfunction pay no heed to social or economic status. There are a number of celebrities who chronically suffer from TMD, and now, weeks after his death, the story of Burt Reynolds’ TMD issue is returning to light. His condition allegedly began when he was hit on the jaw. In the 1980’s,…

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Ibuprofen Dosages For All Ages

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Ibuprofen is a common over-the-counter pain medication that I recommend to both my dental and pain management patients.  When used appropriately, it can be very effective in relieving discomfort and inflammation. What is Ibuprofen? Ibuprofen (sold under various brand names, such as Advil, Actiprofen, Motrin, and Genpril) is part of a popular class of drugs…

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How to Sleep Easy — Even With a Migraine

Whether you suffer from headache or debilitating migraines, when you’re in pain, falling — and staying — asleep is easier said than done. What’s worse, lack of sleep creates a vicious cycle since getting fewer than 6-hours of sleep at night can increase the frequency and severity of migraines. So what is a sufferer to…

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8 Sleep Apnea Myths People Need to Stop Believing

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Sleep apnea. It’s a little bit like a monster that creeps into our rooms at night… hides under our bed… and then as soon as we’re asleep, it strikes. The condition is perhaps one of the scariest conditions mostly because it’s so real and common. So, maybe it’s out of fear, or denial, that people…

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What’s Happening When a Headache Won’t Go Away

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Everyone experiences a headache from time to time. It is even possible to have a headache that lasts longer than a day. There are numerous reasons why a headache can last a while, from hormonal changes to more serious underlying problems. While it can be jarring for a headache to last a long time, the…

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Dementia

A disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep is tied to changes in brain structure that are also seen in early dementia. This was the main finding of new research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in older adults that is now published in the European Respiratory Journal. In OSA, the soft tissue walls of the throat relax and impede airflow,…

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Take a Whiff! The Smell of This Candy Just May Relieve Your Migraine Pain

A study reveals a popular candy scent relieves migraines and headaches! About 14% of American report experiencing migraine or severe headache within the last three months. Now, scientists say peppermint oil applied to the forehead and temples is effective for tension headaches and migraines. The Magic is in Methanol Gel  The research examined a specific…

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Are TMJ and TMD the Same Thing?

It’s hard to ignore, when something is off with the alignment of your jaw. It can lead from headaches to neck pain to ringing in the ears. Among the most common causes of problems with the facial muscles and the jaw is TMD, or temporomandibular disease. We use the term for a means to describe…

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Poll Shows Whether Diet Changes Can Really Relieve Migraines, Headaches

From juicing and vegan diets to gluten free and magnesium supplements — there is a long list of foods and beverages scientists recommend you stick to if you suffer from migraines and headaches. But do these diets really relieve pain? Research and science may say so, but what are patients saying? Headache and Migraine News,…

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