How to Protect Your Teeth Even While You Sleep

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw, wondering what happened overnight to make it feel that way? Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can cause permanent damage to your smile. Luckily, there’s a way to protect your teeth even when you’re fast asleep: nightguards. While most people associate mouthguards with contact sports, you can also […]

How Do Dentists Treat TMJ?

TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, is an issue that may arise if you grind or clench your teeth. However, genetics may play a role, and sometimes, the cause is unknown. The condition can cause you pain and even limit how wide you may open your mouth. At Three Creek Dentistry, serving Derwood, MD, […]

Why Is My Jaw Sore When I Wake Up?

If you wake up suffering from jaw pain, you aren’t alone. An estimated 10 percent of adults wake up with tension in the jaw. Facial pain, neck tension, and headaches upon waking can be due to a number of causes. Bruxism, or chronic teeth clenching, is often the culprit. If you’re curious about why your […]

Unlocking TMJ & TMD Mystery

Unlocking TMJ & TMD Mystery

So much about TMJ and TMD is about tightness, stress and locking. At Three Creek Dentistry, we’d like to unlock some of the confusion surrounding TMJ and TMD, so you can find relief and freedom for your jaw pain that you may be experiencing. What is TMJ? TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is located on each side […]

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