Posts Categorized: TMJ/Bruxism

You Can Discuss TMJ Disorder At Your Next Dental Exam

While a toothache is certainly a cause for concern, there are other types of dental discomfort you should discuss with your dentist during a routine exam. When a person suffers difficult jaw movement, or when they have issues with pain in their face, neck, or head, they could be in need of help with TMJ… Read more »

Things to Know About TMJ Disorder

If you pop your knuckles, it might not hurt much (although the habit can have uncomfortable consequences later in life, like arthritis). If your jaw pops, however, it can be more than just uncomfortable – it can also be a warning sign of TMJ disorder, a dysfunction that affects your jaw’s joints. The most important… Read more »

All About Bruxism

If you have never heard of the term bruxism – but friends or loved ones have heard you grinding your teeth – then it’s time you learn all about this somewhat frustrating yet completely treatable disorder. Why? Well, like many oral concerns, we can easily diagnose the issue and provide noninvasive bruxism treatment to protect… Read more »

Quiz: How Do I Stop Grinding My Teeth?

For millions of Americans, bruxism is a serious problem. This disorder refers to the grinding or clenching of a person’s teeth. How do you stop teeth grinding? By recognizing the warning signs, you can seek the treatment necessary to protect your overall oral health.

The TMJ Trap: 3 Common Myths About Jaw Pain

When it comes to your health, many conditions are relatively straightforward in their presentation of symptoms; there is no question of where you should go to seek treatment. Conjunctivitis? See your ophthalmologist. Broken bone? Head to the emergency room. Toothache? To your dentist, of course! Unfortunately, not all medical woes are so transparent. Dr. Jeffrey… Read more »

Teeth Grinding: A Cautionary Tale

It’s 2010, and Spencer has just landed the job of his dreams at an NYC brokerage firm. It’s fast-paced and intensely competitive, but Spencer is capable and driven. His diligence extends to his oral hygiene regime, and he never forgets to schedule his twice-yearly dental exams. Having worn braces as a teenager, his teeth are… Read more »

Nighttime Teeth Grinding: A Real Nightmare

If you experience sore jaws, chronic headaches, and sensitive teeth, you could suffer from bruxism¸ or teeth grinding. Daytime grinding most frequently stems from feelings of stress and anxiety. Nighttime teeth grinding, on the other hand, has more varied causes and is more likely to go unnoticed.  While stress can lead to grinding your teeth… Read more »

What Causes TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joints connect our jaw to the skull. Without these joints, all jaw movement would be impossible, such as the action required to eat or even speak. For over ten million Americans, TMJ disorder develops when the jaw joints become strained. Without treatment, TMJ disorder can make opening and closing your mouth difficult and uncomfortable.

FAQs About the Importance of Preventive Dentistry

The best route to a bright and healthy smile involves routine dental care. The often-underestimated procedures involved in preventive dentistry help your smile avoid serious health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Astoria NY general dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, explains why preventive care is crucial for protecting your teeth and gums.

FAQs About Preventive Dentistry

Did you know that by maintaining good dental habits, you can safeguard your smile against serious issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease? Preventive dentistry helps improve the health and appearance of your smile. Your Astoria NY dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, offers an array of preventive dentistry treatments designed to boost oral health and protect… Read more »