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How Sleeping Position Affects TMJ

February 8th, 2021|Comments Off on How Sleeping Position Affects TMJ

Did you know that you might be making your TMJ worse overnight than during the day? It’s true. Even if you’re not spending eight hours in bed, you’re still spending a prolonged block, and [...]

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How Does Chewing Gum Affect Your Jaw?

January 12th, 2021|Comments Off on How Does Chewing Gum Affect Your Jaw?

Chewing gum isn’t just a fun group of candy enjoyed by children, it also provides many oral health benefits if it’s the right type of gum. For instance, sugar-free chewing gum can increase saliva [...]

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Dietary Side Effects of TMJ

December 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on Dietary Side Effects of TMJ

If you have TMJ jaw pain, jaw dysfunction, and damaged teeth can make it hard for you to eat a normal diet. This can have several significant impacts on your health if it’s not [...]

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Jaw Pain on Thanksgiving Could Be Your First Sign of TMJ

November 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Jaw Pain on Thanksgiving Could Be Your First Sign of TMJ

Thanksgiving is the closest that most of us come to a competitive eating competition. There are few days of the year where we’re all encouraged to consume such a large quantity of food all [...]

Commonly Misdiagnosed TMJ Symptoms

November 10th, 2020|Comments Off on Commonly Misdiagnosed TMJ Symptoms

When a condition has a wide range of symptoms that overlap with other conditions, it’s actually quite common to receive a misdiagnosis. TMJ is often misdiagnosed. Instead of receiving a , their doctor diagnoses [...]

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With the Changing Season, Be Prepared for More Headaches

October 5th, 2020|Comments Off on With the Changing Season, Be Prepared for More Headaches

Fall is normally associated with changing leaves, carving pumpkins, cooler weather, and cozy nights. However, for others, it’s associated with an increase in frequent headaches. At Smile Columbia, we want our patients to enjoy [...]

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Are Migraines a Disability?

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Are Migraines a Disability?

Migraines can make it very hard for a person to maintain a reasonable work schedule. After all, how can you possibly keep up regular attendance at your job when you have five days, ten [...]

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8 Unusual Causes of Headaches

September 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on 8 Unusual Causes of Headaches

There are a number of reasons why you might get a headache. Most people know about the usual causes of headaches like not drinking enough water, drinking too much caffeine (or not enough), or not [...]

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7 Tips to Reduce Migraines and Headaches This Summer

August 18th, 2020|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Reduce Migraines and Headaches This Summer

Summer is for enjoying time with friends and family, but unfortunately for many of us, headaches and migraines can ruin an otherwise wonderful time. But there are ways that you can reduce your risk of headaches so [...]

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4 Signs Your Migraine Treatment Isn’t Working

August 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on 4 Signs Your Migraine Treatment Isn’t Working

If you suffer from frequent migraines, you likely spend more time than you would like laying down in a dark room with an ice pack over your face. Not only is this impacting your [...]

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