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Causes and Treatments for Underbite

July 3, 2020 | Author:

If left untreated, an underbite can cause major problems. This bite problem can affect everything from self-esteem to sleep quality. An underbite happens when the bottom teeth and lower jaw extend out beyond the upper teeth when the mouth is closed. Sometimes an underbite is called by its scientific name; prognathism. In moderate to severe […]

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COVID-19: Looking after yourselves and others through better oral hygiene

June 16, 2020 | Author:

Maintaining great personal hygiene has never been more important, given the current pandemic situation that many of us across the world find ourselves in. Advice around how to do this is something that we all should take note of. Especially, regular handwashing with soap for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer gel when […]

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Toronto and Nashville

July 25, 2019 | Author:

Dr. Mitakides is joining his colleagues at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain annual meeting, which is being held July 24-27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario. As a member of the Board of AACP, Dr. Mitakides will be participating in seminars, workshops, and discussions regarding every aspect of treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Alexis Mitakides, one […]

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Going on Vacation with EDS

April 11, 2017 | Author:

Taking a vacation is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. But for those who have been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), vacation can mean additional stress and frustration. While vacationing with EDS requires some additional planning and preparation, it can still be enjoyable and fun. Working on putting together a vacation this year? Review […]

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Have TMJ? Break These Bad Habits

March 14, 2017 | Author:

Biting your nails, eating junk food, drinking too much coffee, playing with your hair, procrastinating, overcommitting…the list of bad habits goes on and on. Whether your bad habit is one of these we’ve listed or something else, your bad habits may be affecting your health. For those who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) […]

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The Basics of Bruxism

February 15, 2017 | Author:

First things first…what exactly is bruxism? According to The Bruxism Association, bruxism is a habit that affects about 8-10 percent of the population. It’s characterized by grinding teeth and clenching the jaw either during the day or at night. Bruxism is most common among adults age 25-44, but it also occurs among children. Common symptoms […]

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Tips for Traveling with TMJ

January 3, 2017 | Author:

Getting out to see the world sounds like a lot of fun. But, for those who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, traveling can have a whole new layer of complexity added to it. Not only do you have to ensure your travel plans are up-to-date, but you also have to make sure […]

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Holidays + TMJ

December 5, 2016 | Author:

The holidays…days full of food, family, activities, traditions and creating new memories. The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean the likelihood of experiencing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain decreases at all. The holiday season can be especially difficult for those who have been diagnosed with TMJ. For those […]

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Managing TMJ Jaw Pain: The Do’s and Don’ts

November 10, 2016 | Author:

Did you know that approximately 12 percent of Americans are living with some level of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain? If you’re part of that 12 percent, you’re more than aware that managing TMJ jaw pain can be difficult. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a huge difference to your health. Take a look […]

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Halloween Candies to Avoid with TMJ

October 7, 2016 | Author:

Halloween is full of scary costumes, jack-o-lanterns, parties, ghosts and, most prominently, candy. While the sugar rush is part of the holiday, the fun and activities may be cut short by TMJ pain. Unfortunately for patients who deal with TMJ pain regularly, Halloween can be a tricky holiday, not filled with many treats. But, it […]

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