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A migraine is defined as a headache that happens often and can be intensely painful. People who experience migraines describe it as a throbbing pain and may be sensitive to light, sound, and smell while experiencing an episode. Dysfunction of your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a noted cause of headaches such as …

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If you’re a habitual snorer, your nightly snoring could be doing more than disturbing your sleep or your partner’s sleep. Snoring typically means your airway is obstructed while sleeping, although the reasons for this could vary. So what exactly does your nightly snoring mean? Here’s why you might not want to …

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Your jaw is home to one of the most complex joints in your body. This joint—called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ—enables the jaw to chew, speak, move side to side, and open and close. With so many functions, it’s no wonder some people experience tension in their jaw. Jaw tightness can range from mild to …

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Many people have a misaligned bite, but not everyone will have symptoms, or some may have symptoms that are more severe than others. With some patients, an improper bite is apparent through their appearance, but many times, the signs are not so obvious. Here are a few signs and symptoms that might be trying to …

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass a range of problems with the TMJ. This joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body; it’s what allows your jaw to open and close and move side to side. People who experience problems with their TMJ typically feel pain, hear popping or clicking sounds …

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Gum disease affects a staggering number of people—an estimated half of adult Americans have some form of the disease. Ranging from mild to severe, gum disease can wreak havoc on your smile and is a major cause of tooth loss in older adults. Fortunately, many of the risk factors of gum disease are controllable. …

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Although temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders aren’t common in children, they can develop particularly as children get older. The TMJ actually begins to develop during the first trimester of pregnancy and continues to develop throughout the child’s first ten years of life. The joint continues to grow throughout …

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Sleep apnea is a debilitating sleep disorder that can actually shorten a person’s life. People who suffer from sleep apnea will stop breathing at numerous points during their sleep due to the muscles in their throat blocking the passage of air to their lungs. Sleep apnea has several causes, and unless the …

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