Episode 36: Crowns, Root canals, TMD and ADHD

EP. 36: Crowns, Root Canals, TMD and ADHD

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. 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!

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. 


A new way for TMJ – Harvard Health

In the past, dentists and doctors were quick to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems with dental work and surgery. Now it is understood that TMJ pain may have many different causes, and surgery is not always the best course of action.

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Dentistry for Children with Special Needs

Dentistry for children with special needs is provided by the pediatric dental specialists at Frisco Kid’s Dentistry. Our board-certified pediatric dentists provide routine dental care for children with autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, behavioral disorders, brain injuries, and other similar conditions.

An Overview of Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged.

TMJ pain: Jaw exercises, other management tips, and causes

TMJ pain affects the temporomandibular joint in the face, but there are exercises that can help relieve discomfort and pain. This MNT Knowledge Center article gives information about exercises that can manage TMJ pain and other management methods, causes, and how it may be prevented.

About Tracy

Host Tracy Otsuka is a lawyer, not a doctor, a life-long student, not a coach. She’s also the creator of Coretography a patent pending system that helps smart, driven women understand their own unique ADHD brain and use it to their advantage.

Tracy will be talking about ADHD. Your super powers, your symptoms, your solutions and work-arounds and how you proudly stand out. Tracy credits ADHD for some of her superpowers and much of her success in life.

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