We can hardly believe that the holiday season is upon us and the new year is fast approaching. With a new year on the horizon, there is no better time to evaluate your TMD condition if you suffer from this common issue. In addition to the treatment we provide, leading a healthy lifestyle can ensure that your symptoms stay in the past. Read on to see if you are following the tips we suggest to lead a healthy lifestyle that helps your TMD symptoms.
It is not uncommon to feel stressed or overwhelmed from time to time. This is your body’s way of dealing with difficult situations. You may feel this way often if you have a high-pressure job that requires long hours and tough decisions, or perhaps you have a major event in your life, such as an upcoming wedding, that is causing you to feel overwhelmed. If you are regularly stressed, it can cause serious problems with your health. Stress can lead to problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
Did you know that certain things you do on a daily basis affect your TMD condition and can lead to a flare-up of symptoms? Unfortunately, when we have a habit, we don’t even realize how it is affecting our daily life. When you suffer from TMD, you may not realize what daily habits you have that are triggering your symptoms. Continue reading to learn some common habits that may be contributing to your issues.
With summer right around the corner, we know many of our patients are busy preparing their travel plans. During the past few summers, it has been a little difficult to travel safely the way we have in previous years. We know many of our patients are excited and looking forward to what they have planned, whether it is visiting a favorite location or heading somewhere they have never been before. For patients who experience TMD, traveling can be a bit tricky at times, and we recommend taking a few precautions to ensure that you enjoy your travels free of discomfort. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.
We hope that you had a magical and wonderful summer doing all the activities you love with all your favorite people. September signifies a fresh start for many, and new beginnings can bring on certain stressors and anxieties that can cause TMD symptoms to flare up. We want to share some helpful tips to incorporate into your routine this fall to hopefully keep any symptoms on the sidelines:
Are you one of the many who suffer from TMD? If so, you know the importance of staying relaxed as a way to avoid aggravating your jaw or initiating a flare-up of your condition. We know that last year was a stressful time for many and in turn many of our new patients were diagnosed with TMD for the first time. We want to share some simple relaxation methods that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Having not only a relaxed jaw but a relaxed body as well will help you better manage your symptoms.
Do you visit our office due to complications related to TMD? If so, you know better than most that when you are experiencing a flare-up of symptoms, eating can sometimes be a bit of a pain in the neck, literally speaking for some of our patients. With the warmer weather arriving, vacations being planned, and family events taking place, it can be tempting to disregard food recommendations. We want to share some of the suggested foods and some foods that are best left to the side. Read on to learn more.
When living with TMD, it can be difficult to remember what is beneficial and what can be a trigger for the disorder. While receiving professional help for TMD, we will provide you with methods to cause relief and give a guideline for ways to help you enjoy your daily life. We understand that, during this special holiday time, it can be easy to succumb to the pressures and indulge in an activity that might not be the best to support your TMD issues. We have compiled a list of recommendations to help you remember how to help yourself and what you should avoid.