Understanding TMJ Disorder and Your Treatment Options

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Our dentist, Dr. Jorge Bastidas, would like to offer hope for your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This joint hinges your jawbone to the rest of your skull, and these complex joints work in synergy with a series of ligaments and muscles to enable you to open your mouth, chew and grind food, as well as speak…. Read more »

Bruxism Basics

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Do you wake up with jaw pain or have persistent headaches? Has your spouse told you that you grind your teeth at night? Many people clench and grind their teeth, a condition called “bruxism.” Teeth grinding is treatable, and should not be left to just work itself out. Bruxism has a variety of causes, including… Read more »