Are You Having Unexplainable Headaches?

If you often have headaches, there’s a few questions you should ask yourself.

Does your jaw hurt? Or does it click when you you chew food? Pain in your jaw can lead to headaches, migraines, and even facial pain. You don’t have to live with that pain. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we offer treatment for TMJ disorders and Bruxism; two of the leading causes of jaw pain.

We don’t want any of our patients to have to live in a pain or discomfort. For that reason, we’re going to use today’s blog post to tell you a little bit more about TMJ disorders and bruxism.

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder (sometimes abbreviated as TMD) is temporomandibular joint disorder, a disorder affecting your jaw joint. Your jaw joint acts as the hinge for your jaw, when it’s out of place you may feel pain or notice clicking or grinding sensation when opening and closing your mouth.

In general, this pain only gets worse when you speak or chew. This can make it difficult to continue living life normally. The pain from your jaw can also spread, manifesting as pain in your face, neck, and shoulders, or as headaches or migraines.

The exact cause of TMJ disorders can be difficult to determine. TMJ disorders often manifest in patients who experience pain or arthritis in their other joints. TMJ disorder typically occurs in patients who clench or grind their teeth when they feel stressed, or even while they sleep. Previous stress or fractures to the jawbone can also lead to TMJ disorders.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is another medical condition in which people clench and grind their teeth. Typically, this clenching and grinding occurs at night. Patients with bruxism often wake up with sharp pains in their jaw, or terrible headaches.

Clenching and grinding your teeth causes a lot of stress to both your teeth and your bone structure. Your face simply isn’t designed for this kind of stress; the pressure from clenching and grinding can wear down and fracture your teeth, as well as the cartilage in your jaw.

Bruxism can occur for any number of reasons. Typical causes include stress, a misalignment in your jaw, or the position in which you sleep at night. Bruxism can lead to lost sleep, higher stress, and a lower overall quality of life.

How Can TMJ Disorders and Bruxism be Treated?

At our office, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating TMJ Disorders as well as Bruxism. Our staff has undergone literally hundreds of hours of professional training on the subject.

Relief from TMJ disorders and bruxism starts with an accurate diagnosis. We begin by doing a thorough examination of the condition of your jaw and teeth. We then take state-of-the-art digital x-rays to give us more insight into the condition of your jaw. Finally, we also diligently note symptoms you are having, so that we can find the best ways to bring relief to your pain.

If we diagnose you with TMJ disorder or bruxism, we can immediately begin treatment to help get you the relief you deserve. One of our most popular treatments is to design a custom mouthguard (often called a night guard) for you to use.

When you wear a night guard, you can get a better night’s sleep almost immediately after you begin use. Night guards are made to fit comfortably, and unnoticeably, in your mouth during sleep. Night guards prevent the grinding of your teeth, protecting both the health of your teeth and the health of your jaw.

Store Bought Mouth Guards Vs. Our Night Guards

Store-bought mouth guards are often made out of cheap, and uncomfortable material. They are simply unable to stand up the stress of regular use, often falling apart. In contrast, our night guards are made out of durable materials, ensuring they stand up to the stress and pressure of grinding and clenching.

Store-bought mouth guards are not fitted to your mouth, which can lead to an uncomfortable fit. This can make it harder to sleep, making your nights longer and your days shorter. Night guards prevent you from losing any sleep through their custom fit. You won’t even notice they’re in your mouth!

Make An Appointment

Have you been experiencing pain in your jaw? Or unexplainable headaches and migraines? We can help. We encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment or if you have more questions about TMJ disorders and bruxism. We’ve helped thousands of patients suffering from headaches with TMJ treatment in Houston.

Antoine Dental Center is proud to serve Houston, TX. Our office can be reached at 713-364-8990. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions you may have over TMJ treatment in Houston; we’re here to help you live better and more comfortably.

 Chew Good. Look Good. Feel Good.


It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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“Outstanding customer service! The staff is professional & welcoming. I’d definitely recommend them to anybody in need of dental services.”

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