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How to Reduce TMD Pain in Cold Weather

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Fri 11/04/2016 - 09:00

The change of seasons in New Jersey can be difficult for individuals suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Just as cold temperatures can make the arms and legs shiver and tingle, they can cause the jaw muscles to tense up, exacerbating TMJ pain. At times during the months of November through March, the weather can…

Does Teeth Grinding Lead to TMD?

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Thu 10/20/2016 - 09:00

Bruxism, which is the medical term for chronic teeth grinding/clenching, is often a subconscious problem, meaning people do it without even realizing it. Many people suffer from sleep bruxism, which means they grind or clench the teeth in their sleep. Dr. Michael Cortese can detect signs of bruxism during a routine dental exam; usually the…

Are TMD and Ear Pain Related?

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Wed 10/05/2016 - 09:00

Some of Dr. Michael Cortese’s patients at Princeton Prosthodontics that seek treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder have reported feeling ear pain. Although ear pain does not always indicate TMJ problems, it is a common symptom. Dr. Cortese thought it would be helpful to discuss the relationship between ear pain and TMJ disorder in more detail,…

How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Oral (and General) Health

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Tue 09/20/2016 - 09:00

The most obvious benefit of a dental implant is that it restores the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. But did you know that dental implants are also great for your oral and overall health? Here, Dr. Michael Cortese explains.

What to Eat (and Avoid) with Jaw Pain from TMD

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Mon 09/05/2016 - 09:00

Individuals that struggle with the pain of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder may find it difficult to consume their normal diet because the foods aggravate the jaw and joints. However, nutrition is integral to health, and lack of a proper diet can lead to other health problems. Here, Dr. Michael Cortese of Princeton Prosthodontics reveals foods…