The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short connects your lower jaw to your skull. This is what opens and closes your mouth. TMJ dysfunction can be caused by bad sleeping habits, dental work, stress, and grinding, or clenching the teeth.
When your jaw isn't functioning properly, it can lead to headaches, vertigo, pain, and ringing in your ears.
Dr. Sanda Moldovan, award-winning Los Angeles, dentist, periodontist, and nutritionist and joins us today to talk all about TMJ and oral health. She's the go-to oral health expert for the Emmy award-winning syndicated daytime television series The Doctors, and a regular on NBC and CBS. In addition, she's the editor for the Inside Dentistry magazine and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
So let's talk teeth! In this episode, Dr. Friedman and Dr. Moldovan touch on night guards and grinding in your sleep, vitamins, and supplements for clenching, and how COVID-19 can affect your TMJ.