Contemporary Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry

The Real Rockbiters: How Parrotfish Crunch Coral

In the nostalgic classic film The Neverending Story, one of the engaging minor characters is a rockbiter, a giant who lives by eating rocks (and whose messy eating habits cause trouble for his friends). The rockbiter was designed to seem alien and his habits are supposed to seem fantastic.

But eating rock isn’t really that […]

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Are Vitamin Deficiencies the Secret Cause of Migraines?

It seems like such a simple answer, but it’s what researchers suggested when they presented their data to the the 58th Annual Scientific of the American Headache Society. They have proposed that vitamin supplements might be the secret to preventing and treating migraines.

Vitamin Deficiencies in Migraineurs

To support their theory, researchers drew from nutrient […]

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Do You Have TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ, affects roughly 12% of the population at any given time, though many people experience it as a transitory condition. The condition itself is actually caused by a number of other issues such as certain forms of arthritis, traumatic injury, infection, malocclusion (bad bite) or even some […]

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How a Pencil Can Help With Headaches

Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, is a kind of catch all diagnosis for pain and discomfort in the head, neck, shoulders, and jaw. This condition stems from some kind of malfunction of the jaw, typically a misaligned bite. Common symptoms of TMJ include neck and shoulder pain, migraines and tension headaches, […]

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