teeth, health, smile dentistTMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, affects the joints between the jawbone and skull and can be painful. However, much of the pain and discomfort can be avoided by taking a few basic precautions.

– Don’t Abuse Your Teeth by using them to open bottles or packets.

– Don’t Grind Your Teeth as it puts pressure on the jaw and joints.

– Maintain Good Posture as slouching can strain the head, neck and jaw muscles.

By following these simple steps the “TMJ symptoms can be less painful” but if the problem persists it is advisable to consult your dentist and you can read more about TMJ at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-you-unintentionally-making-your-tmj-worse/.

 

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.