With summer right around the corner, we know many of our patients are busy preparing their travel plans. During the past few summers, it has been a little difficult to travel safely the way we have in previous years. We know many of our patients are excited and looking forward to what they have planned, whether it is visiting a favorite location or heading somewhere they have never been before. For patients who experience TMD, traveling can be a bit tricky at times, and we recommend taking a few precautions to ensure that you enjoy your travels free of discomfort. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.
As adults, we can all agree there are a number of factors that can cause added stress to our lives. Aside from all the daily stressors of life, we have also been living through a pandemic the last two years, so many people are experiencing more stress than ever before. This can be even more difficult and affect patients that suffer from TMD or sleep apnea. Aside from our treatment recommendations, many of our sleep apnea and TMD patients are always looking for different ways to relax. While we know many of our patients have their favorite hobbies that help them relax, we want to make a recommendation that will relax the body and the mind as well. We could all use a little relaxation! Read on to learn more.
Do you suffer from routine headaches? Patients who have headaches experience significant discomfort that can affect daily life. Some patients may have difficulty completing everyday tasks. For patients who suffer from TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, it can be difficult to determine if your headaches are being caused by TMD or another outside factor. Read on to learn more about the difference between a TMD headache and other types of headaches.
Happy 2022! It’s hard to believe that a new year is upon us. A popular trend at the start of a new year is to evaluate the state of your overall health. Many adults make resolutions that include unrealistic health goals. This is the reason fitness facilities and health food stores run specials immediately at the start of a new year. It is wonderful to become passionate about improving your overall health, but it is important to make moderate changes that are not drastic and can easily be worked into your life and busy schedule.
December is here, which means the holiday season is upon us yet again. While this is a joyous time for many, there are just as many who struggle during this time of year. Even people who generally love the holidays can have difficulties from time to time because of a variety of issues such as the loss of a loved one, family that lives far away, or a medical condition that can be difficult to navigate during a change in routine. We want to share some reminders for our TMD patients on ways they can still enjoy the holidays while continuing their care and following the guidelines we recommended. Continue reading to learn more.
Have you been experiencing ear discomfort and were surprised to learn that you don’t have an ear infection? When we experience ear discomfort, it is not uncommon to schedule a doctor’s appointment to rule out any form of infection. Many patients are surprised to learn that a flare-up of TMD can lead to ear pain and other ear-related issues. Curious to learn if your symptom is related to TMD? Continue reading to learn more.
Our team at TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic is passionate about providing the care our patients need to eliminate discomfort. Our goal is for our patients to live their best lives and not worry about a flare-up or fear of discomfort creeping in when least expected. One of the best ways to ensure this is to follow the treatment plan set forth in our office. We know that it can be tempting to ease up on treatments when the discomfort is gone and you are living your best life. However, TMD is unfortunately a condition that can return easily and we would hate for you to experience lasting effects that can easily be avoided.
We hope that you had a magical and wonderful summer doing all the activities you love with all your favorite people. September signifies a fresh start for many, and new beginnings can bring on certain stressors and anxieties that can cause TMD symptoms to flare up. We want to share some helpful tips to incorporate into your routine this fall to hopefully keep any symptoms on the sidelines:
Are you one of the many who suffer from TMD? If so, you know the importance of staying relaxed as a way to avoid aggravating your jaw or initiating a flare-up of your condition. We know that last year was a stressful time for many and in turn many of our new patients were diagnosed with TMD for the first time. We want to share some simple relaxation methods that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Having not only a relaxed jaw but a relaxed body as well will help you better manage your symptoms.
Are you concerned about experiencing a TMD flare-up during the summer months? The summer is a time where many people adopt the motto “anything goes” and live every day to the fullest. People are enjoying longer days, cookouts with friends, day trips, time off from work, and vacations. For patients who experience TMD, it can be tempting to put your restrictions aside and enjoy all the summer has to offer. We would not recommend this; however, we know that flare-ups can happen at any time. We wanted to share some tips to help you survive the summer if you should experience a TMD flare-up. Read on to learn these tips.