As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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How to Reduce TMD Pain in Cold Weather

Submitted by Michael R. Cortese, D.M.D. on Fri 11/04/2016 - 09:00

The change of seasons in New Jersey can be difficult for individuals suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Just as cold temperatures can make the arms and legs shiver and tingle, they can cause the jaw muscles to tense up, exacerbating TMJ pain. At times during the months of November through March, the weather can make it virtually impossible to manage jaw pain.

Here, the New Jersey TMJ specialist at Princeton Prosthodontics, Dr. Michael Cortese, shares tips to reduce the pain from TMJ disorder during the colder months of the year.

Bundle Up

Wearing the right type of cold weather gear can help retain body heat and prevent muscles from tensing or clenching. If you’re planning to go outside — even for a few minutes — bundle up with a warm jacket, gloves and hat. Consider wearing a coat with a hood or collar to cover the jaw and protect it from rain, sleet or snow.

Stay Active

Regular exercise prevents the muscles — including the jaw muscles — from weakening or tightening. Exercise keeps the muscles and joints strong, loose and prepared for the dwindling temperatures. Try indoor activities such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba or swimming.

Crank Up the Room Temperature

Keep your body temperature stable by turning up your thermostat or fireplace. If you’re chilly at work, plug in a space heater or wrap yourself in a thick pashmina or scarf. Heating blankets are also helpful to keep your body at a comfortable and toasty temperature.

Hydrate and Eat Well

Stay hydrated by drinking water or warm tea. Avoid caffeinated beverages whenever possible, as the caffeine can lead to teeth grinding, which can exacerbate TMJ problems. Eat a nutritious diet and get plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, which are said to help with inflammation. You can find these nutrients in coldwater fish and nuts.

Contact Dr. Michael Cortese

If you have persistent pain in your jaw joint and would like to have it checked out by a doctor, please contact Princeton Prosthodontics today and request a consultation with Dr. Cortese. The doctor can identify the root of the problem and create a customized treatment solution for you. Call (609) 552-0800 or email us today.

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.