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Jaw popping 
Hello, I am 30 years old and had shingles about a month ago in my med back, right side. I am usually a pretty healthy woman, now it seems that I am having …

TMJ 
Dr. Spainhower, I would like to try an OTC night guard for TMJ, before investing in a custom one. I battled MRSA infections for around 5 years and lost …

My jaw is clicking; what mouth guard do you recommend? 
I have been grinding my teeth when I sleep for over 30 years and have always worn a custom-made night guard. My jaw often hurts in the morning and I have …

Time to see a doctor? 
All my family and friends say I need to see a doctor. I have seen several over the years. Every time I do I never really get a whole lot of feedback …

small jaw missing tooth 
Hello, I have a small jaw and a missing lower back molar (second last) whci would you recommend for me? I clench and have tmj- sowllen lymph nodes and …

Lock jaw vs. trismus 
I've been having trouble since dental procedure on 11/13. At first I could only open 15mm. He gave me tounge depressor stretching exercises to try to stretch …

occiptal headaches 
Have suffered for over 4 yes with occipital headaches and just found out from dentisit I grind teeth and had read this can cause headaches would your tmj …

which one original or elite? 
I would like to know which night guard you recommend for me- the elite or original night guard. I have a small mouth and my jaw cannot open wide. I have …

Jaw pain only when I am eating 
What should I do if I have jaw pain only when I am eating.

Smart Guard 
Why is it that your website is devoted to the praises of smart guard as a night guard that works well for TMJ and yet in the informational pages inside …

snoring 
You sound happy with the silent night appliance for yourself / Does it cure the noisy problem ??????????????

whats the diffrence?  
What is the difference between the smart mouth guard and the smart mouth guard elite? Is there a 100% money back guarantee on both of these products? If …

Loss of hearing in left ear. Looking for help. 
I have really bad tmj and bruxism. My jaw goes in and out of locking on each side and i have to crack it back in to place. Its loud, pops, cracks, snaps, …

Bad bite/tmj 
I have suffered wth TMD for a very long time. I am a horrible clencher. I do wear a nite guard. About 10 years ago I had a root canal on the left lower …

Jaw skates or chatters. 
One year ago, I had several replaced and cavities filled. During one particular filling, the dentist used the larger drill bit. It was so uncomfortable, …

lightheaded and fainting  
can TMJ cause fainting or lightheadedness?

SmartGuard Original vs. Elite 
I purchased a SmartGuard Original a few years ago and it has now seen better days. I am looking to purchase a new one. What is the difference between …

purchasing Orginal Smart Guard 
How do I purchase one of these? I was told I could on your website but there are no options for that. Thank you-

Will this help get rid of an overbite over time? 
I have TMJ and a slight overbite, will it help my overbite diminish over time? or will I need something else? thanks.

the cause of my TMJ 
I went to an oral surgeon and had my wisdom teeth removed 6 months ago. My mouth has not stopped hurting since. The tooth on the right was in my nerves, …

Delivery 
Re delivery of elite twin pack to Australia. How fast is delivery, is it air post, or express post? Thanks. Greg

Smart Guard question 
Hi. I am on my 2nd night guard, both custom made by dentists. The first one was hard & caused more jaw pain. The 2nd was soft and caused my inner cheeks …

First steps to relief? 
Hi, My name is Chris. I have been experiencing TMJ effects for approximately 5 years, only on my right side. It started off as a clicking or popping …

smartguard elite night guard 
Hi, I ordered and received the smartguard elite night guard. It is promoted on your website as a TMJ mouthguard. I was told by my dentist that i have …

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TMJD and Trismus 
In January of this year, i had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. i was told at the one week follow up appointment to go home and yawn widely to loosen …

Can you explain the MRI results to me and tell me if I have a more muscular or joint issue. 
Can you tell me, based on MRI conclusions, what this means... Left TMJ Early intermediate stage II internal derangement with prominent condylar adaptation …

Night guard and Overbite 
My TMJ began when I was 16 and had severely impacted wisdom teeth chiseled out of my jaw. Decades later I took a blow to the jaw which caused a big flareup, …

I need help!! 
I am 28, I have had TMJ since I was 12. I have had my bridge widened with an appliance (I forgot what it was called), I've had braces, and jaw surgery. …

Pain in my jaw 
I went to the dentist last Monday. It was my first visit to this dentist. They did xrays, an initial eval, then I chose to do a filling. First of all, …

Severe TMJ Symptoms and no Doctor in Sight :( 
Hi. I am a 44 year old female experiencing progressive TMJ Symptoms for the past two years. These symptoms include a permanent purple bruise on the far …

Mouth 
Had dental work done mouth open two hours next day while eating mouth locked open I forced it closed now can't open mouth more than1/4 inch it has Ben …

TMJ cause 
I've been told I have TMJ but I do not grind my teeth at night. Actually I sleep with my mouth open. Could I have something other than TMJ? If teeth …

TMJ/Hearing Loss 
I have been noticing "Swimmers' Ear" or fullness in my ears for several years, and have seen numerous EENT specialists without any difinitive answers. …

Orthodontic Braces and TMJ and night guard 
Hi, after wearing orthodontic braces for 7 months got diagnosed with early active degenerative joint disease, TMJ. Starting to have nausea and dizziness; …

Migraine Headaches and Tooth Sensitivity 
Hi. I am desperate for help! I have a very good dentist and he is trying to help me with these symptoms but I beleive he made it worse!! I started having …

tmj specialist treatment 
Is a tomogram ($600)cephalogram/lateral skull ($110) AP skull ($68) TMJ frontal ($97) TMJ Corrected angles 4 views ($350) paranasal sinus 3 views ($50) …

tmj 
I have a very poor bite. I never bite down in the same place, it seems. This is due to a bridge that did not fit correctly and the dentist proceeded …

TM Symptoms 
I was just recently diagnosed with TMJ and my nose is constanly plugged up, is this a symptom of this as well?

Pain in teeth 
More than an aching jaw, I am beset with chronic tooth pain from grinding my teeth at night. The involved teeth (on just one side) are at best sensitive …

Biting jaw or lips while using Bipap 
I have ALS and use a Triology Bipap at night. I have lost muscles in my lips and can't keep my mouth closed, therefore I bite my lips and cheeks while …

Best guard for severe overbite 
I am on an antidepressant that can cause grinding and clenching. I find myself clenching in the day in addition to whatever might be going on when I sleep. …

please help...severe tmj lock! 
For years my mouth would over extend and my jaw would pop...now it has been locked on the left side since october so7 months now and it is getting worse...my …

Jaw pain getting worse 
I've had jaw pain for at least a year now and cracking sounds for several. When I went to the dentist for a checkup, he said that it was TMD and that I …

How long does a smartguard last? 
Was hoping your sight would have a FAQ area that I could find some more specific answers. I was wondering how long these guards last. I have a pretty …

I can't find other options for my sever tmj/lock jaw/chronic jaw dislocations, any suggestions? 
I have had a professionally fitted night guard made for me, I have tried acupuncture, treatments from a chiropractor, physical therapy, and more to help …

twin pack night guard 
I am interested in purchasing the twin pack but I cannot find a telephone number to as the following: Once purchased, if we do not like it can it be …

Dementia/Aleheimer Patient 
MY MOTHER HAS DEMENTIA AND SHE GRITS AND GRIND HER TEETH (DAY & NIGHT) ALL THE TIME. SHE WILL NOT KEEP A MOUTH GUARD IN HER MOUTH BECAUSE SHE CAN'T UNDERSTAND …

TMJ appliance sizing 
Hi , I wanted to ask if the TMJ Appliance would fit my 24 year old daughter tyhat suffers from TMJ, She is 5'1" tall and has a small mouth. Would …

What type of plastic is the night guard ? 
I lost my hard plastic night guard from my dentist and purchased the ones from the drug store. The soft plastic makes my mouth break out. Have you had …

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Jaw Pain and Locking 
My jaw gets severe pain whenever i open my jaw while i point it to one side. Recently i was working out when it got stuck on one side and when i tried …

open anterior bite 
I am a 40year old woman with an open anterior bite and TMJ disfunction. What is the best mouthguard for me? Your sincerely Eva from Spain

Severe neck tension sending radiating pain into head 
Hello Dr., I have a disclocated disk on my right side from an injury over 7 years ago. I was completely symptom free for the first 6 years when suddenly …

Internal Derangement TMJ 
Dr. Spainhower, I have been suffering from TMJ pain for years now. I had a custom mouth guard created by my dentist and it just made things worse. After …

jaw clicking or poping 
So a year ago I had jaw surgery on upper and lower jaw which I now have screws and plates. It doesn't bug me at all and I healed really nicely. Well the …

Tinnitus, migraines, low blood flow to brain 
Hello I've been told by my health practitioner that I need a splint which would cause my lower teeth to jut forward so that they are actually in front …

limited opening of mouth? 
recently iam suffering from limited opening of my mouth (two finger only) i use topical analgesia several times a day, muscle relaxant,NSAD,and heat therapy... …

lost TMJ University website address 
I purchased the Smart guard last year and also purchased the TMJ University access, our old laptop died that also had the e-book on it. Could you please …

How can I unlock my jaw without hurting my ears and jaw? 
Sometimes when I eat, My jaw locks and then I can't chew anymore. I have no idea how to unlock it without hurting myself. I don't have a mouth guard, and …

Jaw 
Hi i'm Jazel 20, from Philippines. I have had jaw pain for about a 1 year and a half. Now, for the last 2 days my head, my neck, shoulders, and my jaw …

Trismus, TMJ 
I am irina b. from Manila, Philippines. I have just checked out on your website through the search engines in the Web. I am having a difficulty with my …

JAW CLICKING ON LEFT SIDE AND CHEW FATIGUE  
I had an upper left molar crown removed and replaced 2 months ago. To get the crown off the dentist had to wrestle and bang down to get it off. Coincident …

My jaw 
Hello , im 15 years old, female. & my jaw started hurting about 2 years ago atleast. it wasnt as bad up til now. i cant chew my food because it …

Best guard for not being able to open mouth all the way? 
G'day I have TMJ and have not yet seen a dentist about it due to all the information available. (although I am planning to go in the near future) - …

which one 
I just saw a tmj specialist today my mouth opens only 34%. I need a splint my ear is hurting when laying down and my neck is sore from this and my mouth …

best product to treat all problems 
I have worn multiple guards over the years but continue to have jaw pain. I grind my teeth, snore, headaches for years and also have tinnitus. What is …

Started having weird sensations after starting tmj appliance 
Hi I am a 27 year old male that was diagnosed with tmj.I started with chiropractor treatment and the chiropractor was so amazed and shocked at how out …

Availability of products in Asia 
Hello Dr. Spainhower: My mom has been suffering noticeable TMJD pain for almost a year now. The symptoms are just as your articles have described them: …

How does it fit? 
I don't see anything about how your smartguard is fitted. Do you mold it? Is it worn on the upper teeth? Is it thin and out of the way of the tongue? …

TMJ and problems during daytime 
Hi, I was wondering if you could advise me on the best way to treat the problem that I'm having. I have had TMJ-like symptoms for decades, but I have …

Grinding my teeth at night while I sleep 
what type of parasites could be in my gut to make me grind my teeth?

TMJ Pain...Smartguard or Appliance from Dentist 
Hi Dr.Spainhower, Thanks for the opportunity to ask you a question. I have had TMJ symptoms in my right side/jaw for years. Typically they are clicking, …

Front bottom teeth clicking intermintently against front top teeth 
Due to stress, I started clinching my teeth resulting in pain and burning mouth. My jaw was so tense and tight. I started forcing myself to try to relax …

purchase 
Can you buy a SmartGuard in local stores?

splint recommendation 
Hi, I am wanting to purchase a TMJ splint. At one time, I had a custom splint made that worked very well until dental work made the fit unsatisfactory. …

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Possible TMJ Issue 
Hi, I have had tension headaches for a long time, I am now having issues with my ears feeling full or just a pressure/achy feeling in them. I …

question about how to treat degenerative tmj arthritis and chronic pain 
I have had tmj for 33 years and recently have been diagnosed with severe arthritis of both tmj joints in my last MRI.I,ve had 3 unsuccessful surgeries …

doctors night guard 
What material is the doctors night guard made out of. I am trying to avoid acrylic products.

"The Smart Guard" 
My son has been diagnosed with TMJ and can not afford to have a mouth guard custom fit for him. I see you offer a 125% refund on the Smart Guard along …

painful! 
So I have been having headaches/migraines since I can remember. When I was about 12 I had some teeth removed. When the doctor was removing them he had …

Popping jaw 
I have never had jaw problems til 6 wks ago. I became sick with fever and my ears both turned red and swelled. I had red splotches on my face. My left …

How much weight will i lose after TMJ Surgery? 
I was wondering how much weight I will be loosing after my TMJ Surgery?

Constant facial numbness 
The right side of my face has been completely numb for 6 months . I have been seeing a a dr about my tmj for just over a month. I'm wearing a day time …

nts-tss 
Have you heard of the nts-tss? It has been out for 7 plus years. Is it superior to other mouth guards. I went to a consultation 7 years ago for this and …

In need of some TMJ Guidance 
Hi. I have a question for you regarding TMJ. I have been having some strange tooth/jaw pain since I had a traumatic experience this past summer. I was …

Alteration of Dentek Custom Comfort nightguard 
Hi! You mentioned in your analysis of different nightguards that Dentek Custom Comfort nightguard is worse than an older (?) model for TMJ sufferers unless …

Mouth Guards 
Why are all the mouth guards for the upper teeth? Most other ones that I have seen are for for the lower teeth. Thank you

TMJ Headache  
I have had this headache for a month. I just purchased a mouthguard today, any idea as to when I will feel 100% again. My jaw has been clicking for 10 …

delivery to the UK (England) 
Hi im thinking about buying a smartguard but i dont want to press buy on paypal until i know that you deliver to the U.K. At the moment im using the TMJ …

RCM Double Arch vs. Smart Guard 
In your review of the Double Arch Guard you said that it moved the lower jaw forward and that this was good but it would leave one temporarly unable to …

Can a TMJ problem cause tingling/crushing feelin in cheek? 
I have a tingling/crushing sensation on my left cheek about one inch below the center of my lower eyelid. It tingles every few minutes and lasts about …

dentist in kailua-kona,hawaii 
where can i find a tmj doc aroud here?

TMJ and Night Grinding 
I got TMJ about 2 years ago while playing football. I then started grinding my teeth. I have a night guard but my teeth tend to move (grind) laterly (like …

Atlanta Area TMJ Dentist Recommendation 
Do you have a recommendation for an Atlanta Georgia area TMJ Dentist? Experiencing chronic lock jaw.

Can tmj kill someone? 
Can Tmj kill someone if they wait to long to fix it?

Can TMJ Ever Be Cured? 
Hi, I Have TMJ! I Have Had It For A Year. My Dentist Fitted Me With A Night Guard. I Have Tried To Wear It At Night, I Gag On It & So Bunglesome. I Can't …

Payment 
I've tried three credit cards that are all good but you system will not allow me to purchase you products. Also you have no contact information on your …

TMJ 
Hi, I would like to know what kinds of treatment there are for TMJ? I would also like to know if there is an organisation that I could maybe join? Where …

Maryland TMJ Doc? 
Hi, I noticed you were recommending different TMJ dentists in various regions of the country. Do you have one you can recommend in the Maryland(Baltimore) …

dental work 
Hi - I have a couple of auto-immune disorders and now my mouth only opens far enough to squeeze my thumb in. I have to go to the dentist because my filling …

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TMJ cheekbone 
I was wondering if TMJ can cause the cheekbone to move and cause facial disproportion ?

ear fullness due to TMJ 
I was waking up with horrible jaw pain and headaches and after talking to my dentist I found out that I was clenching my teeth at night. I had no idea …

cost of a made to measure tmj appliance 
I have an appointment with my DDS on April 6,2010. I will ask him to measure me for a custom mouth guard. What is the approximate cost of a custom made …

TMJ pain 
Ihave been having pain in and around my ears for about 3 months now. I have been diagnosed with ear infections, sinus infection, allergies, migraines....you …

tmj dental recomended mouthguard 
I was wondering if you ever heard of pure power mouth guard? My 16 year old daughter suffers from tmj just had arthrosentisis on right side of face to …

Possible future lock jaw 
About a year ago my jaw locked, I dont know if it was 'true' lockjaw or not. I was not able to open my jaw more then one finger tip width for about a month, …

Super-eruption? 
I had suffered from a clicking and painful TMJ for years. A couple years ago, I began using an Anterior Repositioning Splint at night. With the APS in, …

TMJ and Hearing Loss 
I have read on other sites how TMJ can cause hearing loss which is mostly reversable if treated. Since your site is very detailed and does not contain …

referral 
I am in Chandler, Arizona. I am looking for a dentist/doctor that deals with new innovations regarding TMD or TMJ. My joints and bite are in bad shape …

your opinion on the nose breather appliance.... 
Hi, I am a 22 yr old college student and I have tmj/d and tongue thrust, which has been giving me excruciating pain for awhile now. I have tried a number …

Jaw Popping 
I've been having this popping sound whenever I open my mouth. I don't have pain. It's becoming very annoying. I went to my dentist who suggested filling …

TMJ Dr. Virginia 
Do you know a good TMJ Dr. in Lynchburg, Virginia? We are limited by doctors that participate with Delta Dental.

EXTREEM Jaw pain 
On Nov 13 2009 I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed, i believe it took about 45 min for the surgery. Immediatly after i had numbness in my lip and tongue …

Weird Symptom? 
I have been diagnosed with TMJ. I was wondering if a weird tinggling sensation on the top and back of my head is a symptom of TMJ. It comes in waves. It …

best home remedy for lock jaw on my right side? 
What is the best home remedy for lock jaw on my right side??? My dentist told me take 600mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours and massage with warm compress …

What is the best guard to use to TMJ pain?  
What guard can be used that doesn't exclude TMJ suffers?

Jaw Pain 
About 5 or 6 months ago I was hit in the left ear/jaw area by a patient at work. I was sent to the er and diagnosed with a ruptured ear drum. My head, …

treatment 
Have worn an NTI for approx. 10 years. A year ago this fall, began to have major headaches, very limited jaw opening 22mm. By Feb. 2009, pain had progressed …

A Testimonial Letter 
I had suffered from TMJ problems for years and spent thousands of dollars with other dentists in an attempt to relieve my pain and discomfort before I …

TMJ 
I think i have tmj about 3-4 months ago i was eating beef jerky and my jaw popped and for about 1-2 weeks i could not chew almost at all without my jaw …

mouth guard 
Why is it that Dentek says on the "Warnings" section on the package that it should not be used if a dentist has told you that you have TMJ? Can this product …

Night guards 
Hello. I would like to know if most night guards are for the upper or lower teeth. I spent a fortune on a mouth guard that I'm supposed to wear at night …

Locked jaw 
Two months ago I got lock jaw from a root canal procedure done on a back molar. My jaw locked up and closed entirely.I couldn't even fit one finger into …

lock jaw P.S. 
Lindsay Again... Forgot to mention, I've tried lots of therapy over the years including a mouth gaurd thing, because of clicking and popping...

lock jaw 
Hi, my name is Lindsay. For over a month now, I havent been able to open my jaw any more than an inch (and thats stretching it... no pun intended) I'm …

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Acrylic Splint 
Hello Mags, This question and comment page is new and I couldn't reply to your own page, so I started a new page with the same name. I just happended …

Welcome! 
Hello everyone, I'd like to welcome you to my site, and I'm here to help you when I can. As of now, this website is new and young and I'll try to answer …

My jaw can't open wide 
so a few days ago my jaw started hurting whenever i opened it wide to yawn or get food in my mouth. before my right side of my jaw would click and the …

TMJ (mild pain) bite problems, can bruxism cause jaw bone to shorten? Not rated yet
Hi doctor, I'm 16, have a huge problem with my mouth that I never had before I was 13. i had tmj for 3 years, i had pain for the first 3 weeks and it …

Pain in Jaw after wisdom tooth extraction Not rated yet
Hi, I have a lot of pain in the left side of my jaw after my wisdom tooth was extracted. Its very difficult to keep my mouth open for a long time. I can …

in bsd wreck on 9/11/11 Not rated yet
rear-ended 2 times-messed up disks in neck-hit steering wheel h times really hard knocking my jaw out of line. Also hurt shoulder and back. Have terrible …

Splint  Not rated yet
What would be the best type of splint if both tmjs are displaced and you have a class two malocclusion. I have horrible dizziness and balance issues as …

is the plastic BPA free Not rated yet
is the plastic of the Smart Guard BPA free and not toxic?

Shipping time Not rated yet
Hi i have just ordered a RCM Double Arch a week ago and may i know when will it arrive in Singapore? Thank you.

EXTREMELY SEVERE TMJ Not rated yet
I am really desperate for ANY and ALL help right now. In June of 2012 (last year) I had my bottom wisdom teeth pulled, as a result I ended up with a really …

tmj  Not rated yet
I have had Tmj for 50 years. I had a splint which needs to be replaced. My MRI showed osteoarthritis on the left joint. It was also worn down. I do …

would i need surgery? Not rated yet
Would i need surgery if my jaw pain just keeps getting worse and my jaw keeps popping every time i open my mouth.

how to order Not rated yet
i cant figure out how to order online and I don't see a phone number to call.

migraines and pain in back of head Not rated yet
Has anyone used the smart guard for migraines,pain behind head and over eye?

Wearing splint made hearing worse Not rated yet
Can wearing a splint make your ears sound more muffled and more sensitive to noises? In Jan., I had a cold for 2 weeks and developed Eustachian Tube …

jaw slamming and locking is unbearable, please help Not rated yet
I’m 47 yrs old and my bottom jaw has been pulling (jerking) so hard to the left that my teeth slam together since I was 22 yrs old. In the last yr it’s …

ann dalzell - thank you !!!! Not rated yet
Hi from Ann Dalzell in Australia, I wanted to let you know that our nightguard arrived yesterday and Aimee used it for the first time last night. Im …

Trismus or not? Not rated yet
Hi Dr. Spainhower, I'm 22 yr. old and I've had tmj since I was 14. Sometimes, I would wake up in the morning with a locked jaw but it would go away …

TMJ  Not rated yet
Does anyone have a sucess story that has had a full mouth restoration after wearing the TMJ splint.

Overseas postage Not rated yet
I was looking to buy the SmartGuard. Do you post overseas? I live in New Zealand. Is the postage still $5.00? How long would it take the product to …

TMJ? Not rated yet
I have had trouble with my jaw on the right side, mostly it is in the morning, I have trouble opening my mouth and sticking out my tongue. I have had clicking …

TMJ and Mouth Guard Not rated yet
My dentist said that I'd been grinding my teeth. He made a mouth guard for me. After a month or so of wearing the night guard, I noticed that I'd wake …

Clenching at night with a front upper bridge Not rated yet
I have a hard night guard for my lower teeth and have recently had a upper bridge put in. I wake up with pain in the area above my bridge every morning …

Can your wisdom teeth be the cause of your TMJ? Not rated yet
Hello, Im pretty sure that I have tmj because I am experiencing popping sounds on one of my side jaw. I personally think that it may be because of my …

Locked jaw even with mouth guard. Not rated yet
I wear a fitted mouth guard from the dentist every night for grinding teeth, so why is it that I am waking up some mornings with my jaw on the left side …

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Jaw locked ups in morning even with mouth guard. Not rated yet
I wear a fitted mouth guard from the dentist every night for grinding teeth, so why is it that I am waking up some mornings with my jaw on the left side …

shipping Not rated yet
How long does it take to ship your products?

Can an ortho help TMJ? Not rated yet
About nine months ago, I had right side jaw pain and soreness that made it difficult to eat. My bite felt off. The pain eventually went away after a week …

Sneezing and TMJ Not rated yet
Last week, I sneezed several times and immediately after could not bring my left side molars together and developed a sharp pain in my ear. Is it possible …

TMJ Not rated yet
Thanks Dr.Spainhower for the information. This really helps. I will get back with you soon.

Private: The new unnamed Night Guard Not rated yet
Dear Doctor Spainhower, I'm so pleased to see your site here--I've had TMJ disorder for a long time but it has taken a back seat to my hip and back troubles …

New TMJ Exercise videos Not rated yet
I've just completed over 40 videos of TMJ Exercises. These are easy to follow and perform. Thank you for taking the time to watch this video. Dr. …

TMJ Mouth Guard Not rated yet
Hello everyone, Dr. Spainhower here. I'm excited and happy to report to you that my TMJ Mouth Guard has passed the last test. Meaning that, I have …

Replacement for a hard TMJ splint Not rated yet
Sixteen years ago I was in a car accident that knocked my lower jaw out of place. After a year or so of terrible pain I finally had surgery to have both …

Update on using your suggestions. Not rated yet
Dr. Spainhower here. Here is an email from one of the visitors of this website, and her update to me through an email to let me know how she is doing. …

our front teeth start decaying Not rated yet
our upper & lower jaw front six teeth are getting decay, means that it is slowly rubbing the height off of our front six teeth getting short. what should …

dizziness Not rated yet
i was diagnosed with tmj/tmd and i wear splint for 2 months now but my dizziness just wouldnt disappear i think it even got worse,should i continue wearing …

Acrylic Splint Not rated yet
Are you familiar with a "centric relation splint"? I have crowded teeth,a bite problem with muscle tightness but no severe joint pain. just discomfort. …

Teeth Grinding at Night Not rated yet
When I go to check on my daughter at night, I notice that she is grinding her teeth. Is this something that I should be concerned about? Do children …

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