Posts Categorized: TMJ/Bruxism

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 »

Do You Suffer from TMJ Disorder?

For many Americans, jaw joint strain can make eating and speaking difficult. Over ten million people in the United States currently exhibit the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Your Astoria NY dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, can diagnose the cause and severity of your TMJ symptoms, offering comfortable and minimally invasive treatment.

Astoria Dentist Explains the Causes of TMJ Pain with a Quiz

TMJ disorder is a widespread medical issue. Unfortunately, few people are familiar with TMJ dysfunction. In the United States alone, over ten million people experience chronic discomfort related to TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. In today’s blog, your Astoria dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz, uses a quiz to explain the causes of TMJ dysfunction and… Read more »

Astoria Dentist: The Link Between TMJ Disorder & OSA

TMJ disorder is sometimes referred to as The Great Imposter because of its wide variety of symptoms that don’t even seem related to dental health. To add to TMJ disorder’s mystery, many patients who receive effective treatment for the dysfunction often see marked improvement in other conditions. Many experts believe the dramatic improvements may, in… Read more »

Your Astoria Dentist Explains Why Jaws Pop

Toothaches are common, but they aren’t the only sign that your dental health is in trouble. Many patients experience locking and/or popping jaws whenever they open and close their mouths, and the sound is often accompanied by various levels of discomfort. Like a toothache, a popping/clicking jaw isn’t normal and typically indicates trouble that shouldn’t… Read more »

Interesting Facts About TMJ Pain & Your Trigeminal Nerve

Many patients who’ve suffered from chronic headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and other craniofacial discomfort are often surprised to learn that the origin of their troubles lies with a dental problem; specifically, with the joints (temporomandibular joints) and muscles that move your jaw. TMJ disorder describes a condition where undue stress and pressure (usually from an… Read more »

How Do You Know if it’s TMJ Disorder? Ask Your Astoria Dentist

You can do a lot to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and disease-free; mainly, brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day to control the buildup of bacterial dental plaque. Yet, clean teeth and gums aren’t the only necessities of good dental health. For your teeth to serve their purpose,… Read more »

A Small Habit that’s Far from Harmless

Clenching your teeth is common when you’re angry, aggravated, in pain, or otherwise agitated. Tapping your foot and drumming your fingers are frequent signs of nervousness, and humming is a popular tic for some people. Only one of these habits, though, can prove detrimental if allowed to continue without intervention. Habitual teeth-grinding, known as bruxism,… Read more »

A Very Close Look at TMJ Disorder with Your Astoria Dentist

We’ve discussed TMJ disorder, or TMD, and its diverse range of effects at length in the past, including ways to find relief from jaw pain until you can treat it professionally. The varying symptoms often make TMD diagnosis difficult, but regardless of the exact pattern of discomfort, the majority of cases result from an imbalanced… Read more »