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4 Treatment Options For TMJ

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Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, can impact your daily life. It can make eating, swallowing, and even talking difficult. TMJ is painful and annoying, but luckily there are a few ways that it can be treated. Listed below are a few options for those of you suffering from TMJ who are looking for a bit of relief in your day-to-day lives. Mouthguard Use A mouthguard is an oral appliance that fits over the teeth and is frequently, but not always, designed to align your jaw.…

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How Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type I Affects Your Teeth: Advice For Patients

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital bone disorder, more commonly known as brittle bone disease. While many patients experience serious symptoms in the larger bones in their bodies, the condition can also cause problems with your teeth. Find out how OI affects the body, and learn more about the dental issues sufferers may also experience. Types of OI Osteogenesis imperfecta occurs when you have a problem with the connective tissue surrounding the bones.…

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6 Autoimmune Diseases That Affect Your Oral Health

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Your immune system is supposed to defend your body against bacteria, viruses, and other threats, but if you have an autoimmune condition, your immune system sees your healthy tissues as a threat. As your immune system attacks your own body, it causes a wide variety of symptoms, some of them in your mouth. Here are six autoimmune conditions that can have serious effects on your oral health.  Scleroderma Scleroderma makes your skin and connective tissues harden and tighten, but it also harms other structures like your blood vessels.…

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