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Posts Tagged ‘TMJ Disorder’

Osteoarthritis of the jaw

About a year ago I stopped chewing gum. I haven’t chewed a piece of gum in more than a year! Me, the chronic gum chewer! Last June I was having excruciating pain on the left side of my jaw. I was under a tremendous amount of emotion and stress. When I had braces as a […]


Review Wednesday: BreathSavers

In October I went to see an oral surgeon about issues I was having with my jaw. I have TMJ disorder and possibly a more serious issue going on in my jaw. (I haven’t been fully diagnosed yet.) One of the first things he told me was that I had to stop chewing gum. Wow, […]


Nnnnnn for the jaw

About two months ago I talked about my TMJ disorder acting up. It first triggered when I had braces. Now it resurfaces when I am stressed. It is still lingering. I figured when I was in Turks & Caicos for a stress-free week of relaxation it would go away. It did briefly. On Tuesday in […]


TMJ Disorder

When I was in junior high and high school I had braces. Four long years … While wearing braces I developed TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorder. Occasionally in the past 20 or so years it flares up. I can yawn and my jaw will pop. Or trying to tackle too big of a burger can cause […]