Suffer from TMJ/TMD? Kick These Bad Habits!

Suffer from TMJ/TMD? Kick These Bad Habits!

Do you frequently suffer from facial, jaw or oral pain? Having difficulty chewing or notice your jaw is popping? You may be suffering from a common condition known as a temporomandibular joint disorder. TMD (commonly known as TMJ) is a disorder which affects the joint responsibility for making your mouth properly function. Not sure if you suffer from a temporomandibular joint disorder? Common symptoms include:

  • Facial Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Oral Pain
  • Toothache
  • Chewing Difficulty
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Joint Tenderness
  • Joint Popping/Cracking
  • Lockjaw

We’d be happy to provide a consultation to determine whether you suffer from TMD/TMJ, just contact Tamborello Dentistry, we’d be happy to get you on our schedule.

Breaking Bad Habits for TMJ Relief

Did you know there are various bad habits that can actually make your temporomandibular joint disorder and associated symptoms worse? These bad habits include:

Biting Finger Nails

Did you know that biting your fingernails actually required your jaw to work in a way it isn’t designed to? This unnatural jaw movement can actually worsen TMD/TMJ symptoms, leading to additional symptoms. We recommend investing in nail-biting polish and regularly tending to your fingernails.

Clenching/Grinding Teeth

Do you often find yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth? This can also make TMD symptoms much worse, we recommend reducing stress along with caffeine intake. You can also train yourself to place your tongue between your teeth, making sure your teeth are not touching. Custom mouthguards can also be a very effective treatment option, allowing you to protect your smile while reducing uncomfortable symptoms.

Using Teeth As Tools

Did you know your teeth aren’t designed to replace scissors or hands? You should never use your teeth to hold things, open things or even cut things outside of food. Find yourself constantly using your teeth as tools? We recommend investing in some traveling tools with a carrying case.

Schedule TMJ Treatment in Magnolia, TX

Still can’t get your TMJ symptoms under control? Contact Tamborello Dentistry today to schedule your Magnolia TMJ treatment, we are always accepting new patients at our practice and would be more than happy to get you on our schedule.