Paula Kot

senior man holding jaw because of bruxism

Do I Have a TMJ Problem If I Have Jaw Pain and Grind My Teeth?

Grinding and clenching of teeth also known as bruxism are at an epidemic level today. Many estimate the incidence to be at least 1/3 of the population. As a practicing dentist who sees these problems daily, I believe the levels are at least 1/3 and probably higher.  Problems with Clenching and Grinding The problems relating …

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What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is commonly discovered after a trip to the dentist because many people don’t realize that they grind or clench their teeth at night until it’s too late. Bruxism is a relatively common condition with several treatments to relieve a variety of symptoms. If you think you may have bruxism, here are some basic facts …

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man working at desk holding his head because of bruxism-related headache

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are a huge problem with 30,000,000+ people in the United States suffering from them. There are many causes for migraine headaches, but the three main categories are dietary environmental physical Dietary causes relate to foods people eat that did not agree with them and can trigger a migraine. The second is environmental. When …

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