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How Night Guards Can Help Prevent TMJ

How Night Guards Can Help Prevent TMJ

by Yenny (SU)
If you had ringing in your ears, dizziness and a headache, would you think to go to the dentist? Probably not, right? However, these are just a few of the vague symptoms that can indicate you have a problem with your jaw. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) affects millions of Americans each year, appearing as varying degrees of symptoms, ranging from mild facial pain to headaches, earaches and dizziness, causing tens of millions of lost work days per year.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

by Stephanie Meadows
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most heavily utilized joints in the human body. Mechanically, the TMJ is what allows you to open and close your mouth, and to a lesser extent, extend and move your jaw from side to side. Functionally, it facilitates eating, talking, and facial expressions. Like so many parts of the human body, the TMJ usually only receives attention when something goes wrong.

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