A Primer for TMJ Disorder

TMJ is short for Temporormandibular joint disorder. This is an issue with the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull and may be caused or aggravated by excessive clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth. Gone undiagnosed, the disorder causes pain in the joint of the jaw and soreness in the muscles that control jaw movement. It... read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism

Bruxism is a disorder caused by clenching, grinding, gnashing, or squeezing your teeth together, often unconsciously. Repeated bouts of teeth grinding can wear down teeth, and even strip away the precious tooth enamel that protects them. For many individuals who suffer from bruxism, the disorder primarily affects them during sleep, which also gives rise to a host of other disorders,... read more »