Kids and TMD: Is Your Child’s Bite Quite Right?

May 13, 2024

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Girl has jaw pain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the point of connection between the jaw and the skull, and it is the most frequently used joint in the entire body. While you may think that TMJ disorders (TMD) are problems only adults get, the truth is that children suffer from this problem at almost the same rate. Here’s why a child might develop TMD, how to tell if your child has it, and what you can do to help.


The Surprising Link Between TMJ Disorder and Sleep Apnea

March 8, 2024

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Red-haired woman in bed with jaw pain

Having a TMJ disorder means that the joint keeping your lower jaw attached to your skull is not functioning as it should. This can often lead to jaw pain, teeth grinding, and headaches. However, in some cases, the problems may go even further than that; studies have found that TMJ disorder can potentially be related to sleep apnea. Here’s how these two seemingly separate conditions may actually be linked.