Candy to avoid this Halloween if you have TMJ

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA We are leaving summer activities behind as we welcome fall, and with that comes Halloween. Just because you have TMJ disorder doesn’t make you are any less addicted to sugar. Halloween is the most accepted time to indulge in candy and sweet treats, but there are certain candies you should […]

Why you should take your Jaw Clicking Seriously

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Jaw clicking can happen while you eat, yawn, or when trying to brush your teeth. You may even wake up with a sore jaw that tends to lock up at times. This annoying clicking sound may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, but often times it leads to tender […]

Get rid of Ear Pain with this Natural Remedy

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you ever have lived with an earache, you know this can be a unique and highly unpleasant experience. However, you may not know that certain causes of ear pain and earaches have nothing to do with your ears themselves. In fact, about 10 percent of all patients who […]

What Could be Causing your Cluster Headaches

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Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA If you have never experienced cluster headaches, be thankful. Patients and their doctors agree that the pain from these headaches is brutal and debilitating, impeding the ability to function on a daily basis. Determining the cause of cluster headaches is key to finding relief and, if you have been […]

Why are you Chewing on Pencils?

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA You may think that gnawing on pencils is just a nervous habit or something you do out of boredom, but there may be more to it than just an unexplained habit. A recent study by the National Institute of Health indicates that people who chew on pens or pencils […]

Treating TMD Without Surgery

Categories: TMJ/TMD

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA Are you experiencing unexplained pains in your jaw joints? You could have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). For years, TMD has been treated by jaw surgery. Luckily, there is a non-surgical alternative! Treatment for TMD can be as comfortable and convenient as wearing a custom made orthotic. TMD is a […]