Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are caused by problems with the jaw muscles or joint, or the fibrous tissue connecting them. Symptoms or signs of TMJ disorder include pain and tenderness in or around the ear, the jaw joint, or the muscles of the jaw, face or temples. Other symptoms are problems opening or closing your mouth, and a clicking, popping, crunching or grinding noise when you chew, yawn or open your mouth.
Your TMJ acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. It is responsible for opening and closing your mouth, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, and enables you to talk, chew and yawn. Continue reading “What is TMJ Disorder and Natural Solutions to Help”
Join us on Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Robert Johnson discuss how dentistry affects overall health.
Dr. Bob Johnson, DMD, is a leading biological dentist in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He also has a certification as a Naturopath and a degree in Integrative Medicine (IMD-D). Dr. Johnson has taken over 8,000 hours of continuing education and has studied with the world’s most talented dentists and health practitioners. This has allowed him to gain tremendous insight into the intricacies, nuances and interrelationships of how the body and the oral cavity function. Dr. Johnson has formed two dental clinics, collaborated in the original formation of National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), and formed Natural Horizons Wellness Center in Fairfax, VA.