Wearing a mask all day is routine for some people, including dentists and surgeons. It's just part of their jobs and they're used to it. For everyone else wearing a mask for all (or most) of the day is completely unnatural. And, what's going on under our masks can cause many problems - because wearing a mask can cause TMJ symptoms to emerge. Without even realizing it, you … [Read more...] about Why Wearing A Mask Can Cause TMJ Symptoms
Causes of Ear Pain
Many patients come into my practice complaining of ear pain, when other physicians have found nothing wrong with their ears. The ear pain complaints heard most often are these: • My ear feels full • My ear feels stuffy • I feel like something is dripping in my ear • I feel pressure in my ear • There is ringing in my ears • I hear a hissing sound • I hear a … [Read more...] about Causes of Ear Pain
TMJ and Computer Use
Can Extended Computer Use be a Cause of TMJ? Researchers are now finding a link between TMJ and computer use. The link is most closely associated with the way we posture our bodies while sitting at the computer. Most often we have a tendency to sit slouched forward, collapsed within ourselves, or in an unbalanced position for extended periods of time: all contributing factors … [Read more...] about TMJ and Computer Use
What Causes Ringing in the Ears?
Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus,is a symptom often described as a ringing noise heard in one or both ears, that can be present continually at the same level or vary in intensity. The presence of ringing in the ears during the course of a day is based on jaw movements, head positions and tongue activity. In addition to ringing, some people describe sounds such as hissing, … [Read more...] about What Causes Ringing in the Ears?