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TMJ, Clenching and Bruxism

Patients struggling with problems such as clenching the teeth, grinding the dental arches, or pain and discomfort around the jaw joint, may want to speak to a dental professional about their concerns and get a proper diagnosis of their condition.


Some patients may be dealing with a problem known as bruxism, which is a condition that causes them to clench and grind their teeth. Bruxism is known for causing wear and tear on the natural teeth while also affecting the longevity of restorations such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Patients who are experiencing grinding down of the natural tooth enamel or who are constantly replacing restorations that are breaking or coming loose, may want to speak to Dr. Yolanda Cintron about the possibility of bruxism.


The temporomandibular joint, also known as the jaw joint that holds the upper and lower jaw together, can become dysfunctional and cause pain and discomfort. It can also cause sore facial muscles, chronic headaches, earaches, jaws locking, and toothaches. When properly diagnosed as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), patients can seek proper treatment with a dental professional at Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale. Our practice provides a holistic approach to treatment and can offer patients with solutions that do not require surgical intervention unless problems are extremely severe.

For both bruxism and TMJ/TMD, patients may benefit from the use of an oral appliance. At Go Natural Dentistry, we use high quality plastics to fabricate custom oral appliances that can be worn to protect the teeth and provide a way for patients to reduce pain and discomfort. Bruxism can result in the wear, tear, and breakage of teeth and restorations, so by placing a mouth guard over the dental arch, this condition may still occur but will reduce damage. TMJ and TMD oral appliances can also help reduce the occurrence of headaches and pain, which can dramatically improve one’s quality of life.

Go Natural Dentistry is a faith-based practice in South Florida that assists patients with a variety of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services and can help those who are new to the area or are searching for a better quality dentist that believes in offering holistic and biocompatible solutions to almost every dental concern.
  • Dentist Fort Lauderdale - Jamie
    Rating: 5 5 star rating

    My experience was
    nothing less than phenomenal
    “I just can’t recommend Dr. Cintron highly enough and I’m very, very blessed to call her my friend as well.”
    - Jamie
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Mark M.

    "I had 16 mercury fillings. Very toxic! I wanted them out, but I wanted them to be taken out right according to the IAOMT protocol. Dr Cintron removed all my mercury fillings and removed them with the right protocol. She is very gentle and I felt know pain. Her staff was amazing as well. Great Experience. The office is very professional and friendly. I would recommend this office to everyone I know."
    - Mark M.
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Maryann M.

    "From the first telephone inquiry to the time you leave the International Center for Dental Excellence, the experience is just that: excellent. Professional, courteous, friendly, well spoken, caring, non-condesending, patient, knowledgeable and well informed, high tech in a user friendly way, clean and hygienic, as well as very conscientious about patient's needs and comfort. Dental hygienist, Ellie, was the best. Dr Cintron is friendly and professional and very current in her field. I am thrilled to have found a holistic dentist who runs a top notch facility and has terrific staff all around."
    - Maryann M
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by Branden H.

    "I’ve been going to Yolanda’s office for about 7 years now and used to walk out of other dentist offices bc I was so nervous...not here! The place feels more like a spa and the people are genuinely nice and really want to help you feel comfortable! Thank you guys! "
    - Branden H.
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "Best dentist ever . You won't dread going to the dentist anymore friendly atmosphere and the staff is great. Especially Dr.cintron. Results are like no other :)"
    - A Google User
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I was a little anxious about going to the dentist after such a long time yet they explained the procedure to me, I did not feel pain, and the staff were very caring. The Dr. is highly knowledgeable and such a nice person. I finally found a Dentist I can trust and won't dread. Plus I can see results!"
    - A Google User
  • Rating: 5 Dentist Fort Lauderdale - 5 Star Review by A Google User

    "I have been so amazed by the quality of care Dr. Cintron and her team have given me. My visits to the dentist are no longer avoided instead now i look forward to them!"
    - A Google User

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