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TMJ and Oral Health Care During The Pandemic and Beyond

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short connects your lower jaw to your skull. This is what opens and closes your mouth. TMJ dysfunction can be caused by bad sleeping habits, dental work, stress, and grinding, or clenching the teeth.

When your jaw isn't functioning properly, it can lead to headaches, vertigo, pain, and ringing in your ears. 

Dr. Sanda Moldovan, award-winning Los Angeles, dentist, periodontist, and nutritionist and joins us today to talk all about TMJ and oral health.  She's the go-to oral health expert for the Emmy award-winning syndicated daytime television series The Doctors, and a regular on NBC and CBS. In addition, she's the editor for the Inside Dentistry magazine and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. 

So let's talk teeth! In this episode, Dr. Friedman and Dr. Moldovan touch on night guards and grinding in your sleep, vitamins, and supplements for clenching, and how COVID-19 can affect your TMJ.
TMJ and Oral Health Care During The Pandemic and Beyond
Dr. Sanda Moldovan
Dr. Sanda Moldovan is an award-winning periodontist, nutritionist, and world-renowned oral health and wellness expert. In addition to being double board-certified in periodontics and nutrition, she is recognized as a leading authority on natural and safe anti-aging solutions. She tirelessly advocates non-narcotic alternatives for healing, which is the subject of her book, Seven Ways to Faster Healing and Optimum Health.

Dr. Sanda is the Founder of Beverly Hills Health and Dental Wellness, which has expanded to locations across Los Angeles and New York, as well as the Developer of Orasana, a line of probiotic supplements and home dental care products for adults and children's teeth and gums.

Believing health issues that manifest in the mouth are key indicators for one’s overall health, she is a frequent speaker on periodontics and nutrition for Nobel Biocare – the world’s leading implant company. She lectures on dental implants and nutrition for a healthy mouth at the UCLA School of Dentistry and is a faculty member of Global Institute for Dental Education (GIDE).  Dr. Moldovan has often frequented Emmy-award winning syndicated daytime television series “The Doctors” and has become a go-to oral health and wellness source for top tier media including Inside Edition, ABC News, FOX News, NBC News, CBS News, Huffington Post, Bustle, KTLA5, Medium Reader’s Digest, Livestrong, Prevention, Men’s Health, The Dallas Morning News, and many others.

Warmly known to her patients as Dr. Sanda, her award-winning expertise in biological dentistry has enabled countless patients to learn how to bridge the gap between their mouths and their bodies. As one of the nation’s leading advocates for nutritional and homeopathic support for oral health and healing, her patients are from all walks of life–working mothers, police officers, educators, CEO’s, athletes, and Hollywood celebrities who all share the common desire to live a long and healthier life. In the hopes to share her knowledge of oral health with her patients and growing audience, Sanda created a health and wellness Youtube channel, Ask Dr. Sanda.

Dr. Sanda Moldovan is a graduate of Ohio State University School of Dentistry, with post-graduate training from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her master’s degree in Oral Biology. She is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and National Speakers Association, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.