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Can a Dental Splint or Mouthguard Really Help with TMJ Pain?

added on: April 1, 2024

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a condition that affects the jaw joint and the muscles surrounding it, leading to symptoms like pain, stiffness, headaches, and difficulty in jaw movement. Many individuals suffering from TMJ pain seek effective solutions to alleviate their discomfort, oftentimes without success. However, dental splints and mouthguards… Read More…


What Is TMJ Disorder?

added on: November 14, 2023

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, discomfort, and difficulty in everyday activities like eating and speaking. However, TMJ disorder can often be confusing, and patients dealing with the symptoms may have trouble finding a diagnosis and relief. That’s where… Read More…


Pandemic Stress & Oral Health Problems

added on: February 17, 2021
stressed man with mask

As we head into the one-year mark of this pandemic, there are still several unknowns. But one thing has remained constant the whole time — stress levels are high, and rightfully so. Stress isn’t the best thing for health, especially at times like these. Prolonged periods of high stress can… Read More…


De-stress and Protect Your Oral Health

added on: April 28, 2020
teeth grinding

During these times of change and uncertainty, it’s only natural to feel stressed out. After all, we’ve all been thrust into staying at home and figuring out our new, temporary norm. Your dentist in Lakeland understands. We’re in this together, and we’d like to help by talking about how stress… Read More…


Can Stress Affect Oral Health?

added on: January 14, 2019
stressed woman

Being stressed out is stressful enough, but knowing that constant or repeated high levels of stress can actually affect your health and make you sick certainly doesn’t help either. Too much stress can cause serious health issues throughout the body including heart disease, gastrointestinal problems, and obesity. But the concerns… Read More…


Are Headaches and Dentistry Related?

added on: June 12, 2018
woman with headache

All of us have experienced at least one headache throughout our lives. And while headaches are certainly uncomfortable, there are millions of Americans who suffer with regular headaches or more severe migraines regularly. During this National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, our dental office in Lakeland wants to help do… Read More…


Don’t Let Holiday Stress Affect Your Oral Health

added on: November 28, 2017
holiday stress

Late November is when we gear up for a few weeks of feasts, family, fun, shopping, and all that the holiday season brings. Between arranging schedules to see everyone you need to see, fitting in all the parties you’ve been invited to, cooking large meals, and everything in between, it’s… Read More…


Do I Need a Dental Night Guard?

added on: September 27, 2017
dental night guard

Dental night guards are usually recommended for patients who suffer from nighttime tooth grinding, also known as bruxism. According to the American Dental Association, bruxism affects around 10-15% Americans, so it’s a pretty common problem. While night guards are typically the treatment of choice for bruxism patients, our dental office… Read More…