Category: Bruxism

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

Bruxism, the chronic, uncontrollable grinding of your teeth, often happens while you are asleep. If you are asleep when something occurs, how can you know if it is happening? There are a few signs that could signal that you are grinding your teeth at night. Do you often wake up with headaches or a sore jaw?… Read more »


You might wonder why dental terms are often so complicated. For instance, the term bruxism. What does it mean? Bruxism is the clenching and grinding of teeth. How do you get the word “brux” from that you might wonder? Why not call it what it is, clenching and grinding? Like so many of the words… Read more »

National Stress Awareness Month: TMJ and Anxiety

The Federal Occupational Health unit of the US Department of Health and Human Services has declared April “National Stress Awareness Month.” The organization hopes that this campaign will help individuals learn to recognize the causes of stress and take steps to control anxiety in their daily lives. The FOH also warns that stress can have… Read more »

Ft. Worth Orthodontist: Learn About TMJ Disorder with a Quiz

Does your jaw pop or crack? Do you frequently experience painful headaches? If so, you may be suffering from a widespread medical condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. At Lake Country Orthodontics, we can identify the cause of your TMJ and provide orthodontic treatment. In today’s blog, your Ft. Worth orthodontist, Dr. Ciro Cabal, explains… Read more »

Ft. Worth Orthodontist Discusses the Link Between Headaches and TMD

Do you suffer from frequent headaches? If so, the cause may be a common and serious issue known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. In the United States alone, over ten million people exhibit the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. At Lake Country Orthodontics, we offer treatment for TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, your Ft. Worth orthodontist,… Read more »

Ft. Worth Orthodontist Offers a Fun Quiz on TMJ

Do you find yourself experiencing frequent headaches or jaw pain? These are both common symptoms of a widespread medical disorder known as TMJ. Patients with TMJ may have difficulty opening their mouths or may even experience discomfort when yawning. In fact, over ten million Americans currently suffer from TMJ disorder. In today’s blog, your Ft…. Read more »

Do You Habitually Grind Your Teeth? Stop It

The problem with habits is that they’re typically difficult to break; even the ones that do us no good, and can actually cause harm. Smoking, for instance, is a notorious habit that many people wish they could quit, but find it extremely difficult to do so. Some habits, however, may seem utterly harmless, even if… Read more »