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Episode Info: In this episode Tracy talks about the connection between dental health and ADHD. Believe it or not, it’s one more thing we need to add to our ADHD workarounds list!  Discover why staying away from sweets, brushing religiously and having no cavities, can still land you in the endodontist’s chair when you have ADHD.  Learn what bruxism is and why 78% of those with ADHD are reported to have it. Recognize why you should wear a nightguard and how to reframe your thoughts around doing so if you hate yours and like Tracy are constantly fighting it.  Explore why crowns, root canals, TMD, bruxism, grinding and clenching are all connected to ADHD. Discover what happened when Tracy posted the following post to her ADHD Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart Ass Women: “Podcast question for those that are 45 or older only. Have you had a crown or root canal?” You will be surprised by the response. Learn about ADHD and comorbidity and how this often affects the success of ADHD medication.  Explore the difference between TMJ and TMD. Which one is responsible for the clicking or popping sound, difficulty in moving your jaw, headaches, migraines, neck aches and even back aches, and how they’re related to ADHD? Discover who has more TMD symptoms; women or men?  What information do dentists have about ADHD and TMD?  What are common dental-related side effects caused by ADHD medication?  What are common dental-related side effects among children who have ADHD? What brands of stimulant ADHD medication have been associated with TMD and side effects such as bruxism? What brand of stimulant medication is less likely to report TMD symptoms Learn what you can do now to lessen the potential of developing TMD and bruxism as well as teeth that need crowns, root canals, or implants. Discover what supplement helps many women with TMD.  Resources: https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/A_new_way_for_TMJ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5534274/ https://www.implantsgumcare.com/blog/do-you-have-adhd-teeth https://www.friscokidsdds.com/dental-topics/dental-library/dental-health-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/ https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/root-canals#1 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317871.php  ...
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