Healthy Temporomandibular Joints for a Healthy Mouth

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Your temporomandibular joints are indispensable for your mouth to work well. As the joints within your jaw complete the intricate process of chewing and moving your mouth at a variety of angles, they can maintain damage due to the steady wear they sustain, resulting in what is called TMJ disorder. Here are some important facts about TMJ disorder:

– You can contribute to the symptoms of TMJ disorder if you bite your nails regularly, chew gum often, or tend to eat tough-to-chew foods.
– Although meditation treatments may not seem like the greatest help for jaw pain, you might be surprised. When it comes to releasing jaw pressure, you can attempt various stress-relievers such as soft music, yoga, and biofeedback.
– Although not all TMJ disorders are accompanied by other ailments, many may find they are traced to underlying causes. In some cases, TMJ disorders can be produced by ailments such as bruxism, also called teeth grinding.
– It’s helpful to have heat and ice packs ready for any pain or inflammation that may occur with TMJ disorders.

If you are seeking restore your TMJs or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. Carl McMillan and our team at TMJ Therapy. We can be reached by calling 801-756-0900 to book a reservation to see us at our office in American Fork, Utah. We can get you on the path to smiles for miles!