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What Is the Difference between TMD and TMJ?While those in the medical field use the two abbreviations interchangeably, they mean completely different things.The initials TMD stands for temporomandibular disorder, which is a condition that results from the misalignment of the jaw joints.  This is normally...

The human jaw can develop many health complications, and one of the more complicated of them is the temporomandibular disorder (TMD).This disorder occurs because of jaw problems which could be anything concerning the jaw joint itself, or the facial muscles that are responsible for controlling...

If you have thought that teeth grinding happens only in adults during sleep, then you are very wrong because the condition is surprisingly rampant in children, especially those below the age of five.Commonly known as bruxism, teeth grinding and clenching is even worse in children. ...

Teeth grinding and clenching is common in many adults, and it can be caused by several different factors.The condition, officially referred to as bruxism, can be seemingly minor, but it can have serious health effects on the sufferer. Some of the side effects are headaches,...

According to health experts, teeth grinding, the condition also known as Bruxism can have many differed causes.  While there seems to be a mix of possible factors, none of them has been agreed on.Why do people grind their teeth?Bruxism has been highly noted in...

Dental researches have indicated many significant trends towards a regular mouthwash treatment for dry mouth syndrome.How Mouthwash is effective for dry mouth syndromeThe effectiveness of a mouthwash will depend on the enzymes it contains, and more importantly, its ability to eliminate the bacteria responsible for...

While medication is one of the major contributors for dry mouth, other causes such as health complications like diabetes, depression, ageing, and therapeutic irradiations are all possible causes.  Dentists have linked the severity of one’s dry mouth condition to the individual having two or more...

The condition known as dry mouth syndrome can be a result of a diet containing particularly sugary foods and drinks. Dry mouth syndrome could result in advanced problems such as tooth decay, bleeding gums or bad breath. This is attributed to the increased bacterial and...

Tartar is dangerous, and if not taken care of, it can result in total loss of teeth. Tartar can lead to bone degradation when the bacteria are produced in large amount, and the body releases a certain chemical from its immune system to fight off the...