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7 Foods that Trigger Headaches

June 30th, 2020|Comments Off on 7 Foods that Trigger Headaches

If you experience migraines frequently, you know exactly how painful they are. If there is anything you can do to avoid them, you’re likely doing them. One thing that can trigger a migraine is [...]

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Are your Frequent Headaches Actually TMJ?

June 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Are your Frequent Headaches Actually TMJ?

June is National Migraine Awareness Month! As a way to bring awareness, we thought it would be helpful to put out information about one of the . At Smile Columbia Dentistry in Columbia, [...]

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Are Screens Causing Your Headaches?

May 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Are Screens Causing Your Headaches?

These days, we spend more and more time looking at screens. For many of us, screens are the way we work. But screens are also the way we play. From working on a computer, watching [...]

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How Does Bruxism Affect Your Teeth?

May 7th, 2020|Comments Off on How Does Bruxism Affect Your Teeth?

With the stress of the world going on right now, you might find yourself waking up to your teeth clenched together. You might also wake up to a sore jaw and highly sensitive teeth. [...]

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With Hay Fever Season Come Headaches

April 14th, 2020|Comments Off on With Hay Fever Season Come Headaches

As the season changes and spring spreads across the country, it’s time for all the trees, grasses, and flowers to start to bloom. And while springtime is a lovely sight for most, it also comes [...]

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How the Stress of COVID-19 Can Cause a TMJ Flare Up

April 1st, 2020|Comments Off on How the Stress of COVID-19 Can Cause a TMJ Flare Up

TMJ disorder can suddenly flare up in people who never experienced symptoms before, especially during stressful times. With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, stress levels are higher than ever. Unfortunately, stress is one of the main causes of [...]

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Scalloped Tongue May Be a Symptom of Bad Bite

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Scalloped Tongue May Be a Symptom of Bad Bite

A scalloped tongue is when your tongue has half-circle indentations around the edge. Scalloped tongue causes are usually when your tongue presses up against your teeth, either constantly or regularly, pressing the shape of [...]

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Ringing Ears? Is it TMJ or Tinnitus?

March 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Ringing Ears? Is it TMJ or Tinnitus?

If you’ve ever attended a loud concert and stood near a speaker without wearing any ear protection, it’s likely you left the concert with ringing ears. This occurrence is referred to as tinnitus. On [...]

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These 5 Causes of TMJ Disorder Will Surprise You

February 5th, 2020|Comments Off on These 5 Causes of TMJ Disorder Will Surprise You

There are a lot of causes of TMJ. Anything from grinding your teeth to having a bad bite can cause TMJ. However, there are also that you may never have even thought [...]

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Apply Heat to Relieve Jaw Pain

January 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Apply Heat to Relieve Jaw Pain

If you are suffering from the early stages of , it’s not a bad idea to try home therapy to try to relieve discomfort and try to reduce your risk of developing a [...]