Category Archives: Stress Relief

10 Relaxation Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Stress is often a part of the busy holiday season. Commitments to friends, family, and career can fill up your schedule on a typical day. But add to it the burden of holiday shopping and crowds, spending extra money on … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear of the Dentist & Doctors

Have you put off important health appointments because of fear? Do you know you need to see a doctor or dentist but feel afraid when you pick up the phone to make an appointment? Online resources and information can only go so … Continue reading

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5 Ways Stress Hurts Your Health

The mind and the body have a powerful connection. When you have chronic stress, it takes a toll on your entire body. Research has shown us time and again that stress can hurt your physical and mental health in many … Continue reading

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Meditation for Beginners

Talk to someone who meditates regularly, and they’ll likely tell you it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for themselves. But, if you’ve never tried it, you may be wondering if it’s something you can do, or if it requires … Continue reading

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How to Quit Bad Habits that Harm your TMJs

Many people assume that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is caused by teeth grinding alone. Although this is one factor, there are many other seemingly unrelated things that can irritate and stress your jaw, leading to TMJ pain. Nervous habits are seen in many … Continue reading

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Stress Awareness Month – Healthy Ways to Be Less Stressed

Stress is more than just an emotional issue – it’s a threat to your health. High levels of chronic stress are linked to heart problems, obesity, diabetes, digestive problems, and of course, teeth grinding and facial pain. At MedCenter TMJ, … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Stressless Vacation Planning

Vacations are a time to unwind and relax, which is exactly what many TMJ patients need. But the actual planning and preparation before a vacation can lead to the opposite. Getting everything lined up, spending hours researching hotels, figuring out what to pack – … Continue reading

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How Stress, Illness and TMJ Disorders Are Connected

Stress may be mental in the beginning, but because the mind controls the body, it will quickly be felt everywhere else. Earlier this month we discussed how stress is related to physical pain, which provided a glimpse into how stress affects … Continue reading

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TMJ-Friendly Foods That Help Relieve Stress

Many people are surprised to find how closely nutrition and stress are linked together. For one thing, if a person is overweight or lacks essential nutrients, it will take a toll on their physical health and appearance. This in turn … Continue reading

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Can Stress Cause Pain?

Stress has been called “the silent killer”, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel its effects. It may seem like stress is all in your head, but the fact remains your head is connected to your body. When you are … Continue reading

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