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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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What to Expect from Your First Appointment with Your TMJ Specialist

September 6, 2016 | Author:

Finally, the jaw pain, clicking, popping, locking or muscle spasms have gotten to be too much. It’s time to make an appointment with an experienced doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. Going to a new doctor can be intimidating but, if you’re prepared, it can be a little less overwhelming. Before your […]

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Poor Posture and TMJ

August 31, 2016 | Author:

Today, it’s easier than ever to forget about proper posture. Every day we spend more and more time in front of a screen, whether it’s sitting in front of your computer at your desk or on your couch with your smartphone or tablet. Spending so much time sitting can be hazardous to your health in […]

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A Summer of EDS Education

July 9, 2016 | Author:

This summer has been a busy one for Dr. Mitakides, educating and meeting patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and their families and collaborating with other medical professionals working to diagnose and treat EDS. In May, Dr. Mitakides attended and spoke at the Ehlers-Danlos Society International Symposium. Together with many leading international medical professionals, Dr. Mitakides shared […]

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Surviving Summer with TMJ

June 9, 2016 | Author:

Summertime. It’s warm, the sun is shining, you’re having friends over for cookouts and pool parties, and you’re spending time in the great outdoors. But, if you have uncontrolled temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, the hot summer months can be uncomfortable. During the season when your friends and family are enjoying each other’s company, you may […]

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Is There a Link Between Stress, Anxiety and TMJ?

May 1, 2016 | Author:

The answer? They could all be linked. All three diagnoses—stress, anxiety and temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorder—have similar symptoms, causing them to frequently be wrongly diagnosed. For patients experiencing any of the three, it’s important to understand the unique symptoms of each condition and the typical link that exists between them. STRESS Unfortunately, stress affects many […]

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Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ

April 1, 2016 | Author:

Finding the Best Sleeping Position for Patients with TMJ Sleep is one of the most important activities your body does. Not only does it help your brain function properly throughout the day, but it also keeps you in good health. For patients who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, sleep can be a […]

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Lesser Known Symptoms of TMJ

March 1, 2016 | Author:

For many people, when they think of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptoms, their minds automatically go to the clicking and popping of the jaw, consistent jaw pain and difficulty chewing. But, there are many other symptoms of TMJ that are lesser known. While some of them may seem unrelated, TMJ may be the underlying cause, going […]

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Questions to Ask Your TMJ Doctor

February 28, 2016 | Author:

Pain or tenderness in your face or jaw, clicking or popping when chewing, difficulty chewing, swelling on the side of your face and more – all of these are symptoms of TMJ. Whether you’re experiencing one of these symptoms or one of the many others associated with TMJ, seeking medical attention should be your next […]

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