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  1. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Surgery

    Surgery is rarely used to treat temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders). Surgical treatment does not guarantee a cure and can further damage the temporomandibular joint.

  2. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Symptoms

    Symptoms of temporomandibular (TM) disorders are usually mild and temporary and typically do not get worse with time.

  3. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn the risk factors for temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  4. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Other Treatment

    Many types of treatment can successfully relieve temporomandibular (TM) disorder symptoms. Different health professionals will suggest different treatments, any of which may work to relieve jaw and facial pain.

  5. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - What Happens

    The course of temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders) caused by muscle tension varies depending on the cause of the muscle tension.

  6. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Prevention

    To prevent temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders), try to reduce muscle tension in your jaw.

  7. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Topic Overview

    Read basic facts about temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  8. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Cause

    Get information on the causes of temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  9. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

  10. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to seek medical care for temporomandibular disorders (TM disorders).

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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