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Acupuncture for TMJ and Jaw Pain by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 31 Jul 2012 10:13pm Years ago, my dentist asked if I grind my teeth. I told her I didn’t think so, and she begged to differ. Whether I was doing it currently or not, she said, at some point I had clenched my jaw enough to wear my teeth down unevenly. I suspect this was during my teenage years (what? stressed as a teenager? unheard of!), but most of us do this at s ... Read on »
My Jaw is All in My Mind ... by drunkenspaniel Patient Expert Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:10pm My Jaw is All in My Mind Published 7 February 2007Medical2  Comments One of the problems with being hypermobile, is the fact that my TMJ is loose, and prone to displace slightly and click horribly. The TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is, for want of a more simple expression, the joint that makes your jaw move when you sp ... Read on »
Invisible Eating Disorders [No you can't tell a girl with an eating disorder just by looking at her] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Oct 2012 9:43am Photo Credit Looking them up and down, comparing their physiques to that of the people next to them, checking for a pinch of jiggle or an ounce of wiggle, trying to define “perfect” ab definition and, always, measuring the breadth of their smile against the depth of their ability to deprive themselves in pursuit of an elusive goal (“ ... Read on »
Jaw Clenching, Acupressure and One of the Strangest Experiences I’ve Ever Had by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Jan 2012 12:16am This is pretty much how I felt after an hour of having my head turned upside down, in more ways that one. Dr. Dan* was not at all what I expected. Like all good friendships and all bad screenplays, it started over polite chit-chat at a party. Somehow (probably because I am a chronic oversharer?) during the course of my convers ... Read on »
I severely dislike my dentist by Amy D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:58am I'm using severely dislike because I've always said you should never hate anyone. I still believe it, but I'm coming awfully close right now. Actually, I starting to believe I have a rather incompetent dentist. Which is sad seeing as how the whole reason I'm seeing this dentist is due to shoddy dental work from my past. I went in today ... Read on »
FTF – “A Jaw Dropping Experience” By Marla Roth-Fisch by MiaHysteria Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 10:10pm Towards the end of summer in sunny Colorado, my entire family wanted to get one last outdoor swim in. My husband and I swam and played with the kids in the large pool, enjoying a game of keep away. As my son jumped wildly with excitement to catch the water filled sponge ball, which almost careened our heads from the other team, (my husband ... Read on »
Big Wisdom Teeth, Small Jaws by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 7:02am A little more than a year ago, we wrote about routine wisdom tooth removal , which continues to be one of our most often accessed posts. Our take was that while there are certainly some cases in which removal of the third molars may be beneficial, the idea that everyone should get them removed “just in case” is medical excess masqueradin ... Read on »
Tooth-ache and other jawing motions by M.L. Gallagher Posted Mon 08 Aug 2011 12:00am There is but one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley I have been nursing, or unnursing, however you look at it, a sore jaw for the past month. Okay, not just sore, attention riveting pain that casts a black outlook on my outlook! It has gotten so bad that on Friday night, while sitting with Lisean ... Read on »
11 Tips to Survive a Broken Jaw by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 Apr 2012 8:45pm T1 (Thing 1 – age 14 broke his arm and jaw mountain biking in March) has survived and even thrived with his broken jaw.  Instead of losing weight he actually gained a pound.  :) Here are some tips to help if you or someone you love breaks a jaw. Mental State If you haven’t had surgery yet – Tell everyone who will be in surgery to ... Read on »
Updates on Whit and BeeBee by Myrna M. Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 Aug 2008 11:11am I’m relieved to say that Whit continues to eat his generic canned cat manna, although the last two times I’ve gone to the grocery store, they were either out of it completely or–today–down to their last can. This is a rural, blue-collar area and it wouldn’t surprise me if the downturn in the economy had people downscaling what they were feeding t ... Read on »