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Having trouble sleeping?
Did you know that sleep can play a huge role in chronic pain?  The better rest you get, the more likely it is to help with your pain.  Here are some ways to help you sleep better:

Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends
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Sinus headache won’t go away?
Is your sinus headache not going away?  Maybe it's not a sinus headache at all. 
Our first thought is "it's just a sinus headache.  It will go away with some time and medicine."  However, we get frustrated when it takes longer than we thought...
5 Ways to Fight Stress During the Holidays
The holidays can be a stressful time. That stress can lead to clenching of your teeth which can result in TMJ.  Here are some ways to stay less stressed during the holidays.

Don't skip meals or snacks.  This can keep your blood sugar stabilized and keeps you energized
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Reduce TMJ Pain
Ways to Reduce Oral Facial Pain
TMJ is a manageable condition. Here are some tips to try to reduce your pain from TMJ:

Limit your jaw opening (yawning ect) to no more than 2 fingers width
Rest the jaw by avoiding heavy chewing
Avoid grinding and clenching of teeth by keeping the teeth slightly apart and…
TMJ Evaluation
You may wonder what is going to happen when you sit in the chair and Dr. O’Day examines you. Here is the inside scoop…
First, Dr. O’Day will form a comprehensive history of your jaw, head and neck symptoms, medical history, personal history and family history...
Learn More About TMJ
What is TMD/TMJ?
Patients often come in saying that they have been referred because they have TMJ, but often have very little understanding as to what this actually means. This has been somewhat of a mystery over the years not only to patients, but also to their Dentist, Primary Care Physicians, and …