Are you worsening your TMJ condition?

teeth, health, smile, dentistDo you experience soreness, pain and muscle tension in the jaw? These are all symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ), which affects the joint where the skull and jaw attach.

Several bad habits can make the pain worse:

– Improper posture habits like hunching your back and hanging your head.

– Using teeth for inappropriate reasons like chewing on pens, biting fingernails and opening bottles.

– Teeth grinding and chronic stress exerts pressure and causes muscle tension in the jaw, thus worsening your TMJ.

Handle stress well, exercise proper postures and visit the dentist for assessment.

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