Avoiding Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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/.