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.
We think it’s safe to say that most people have a habit of doing something that isn’t the best for their overall health. Maybe they drink soft drinks all day long, or perhaps they regularly spend hours binge-watching TV series. Habits like these are not the healthiest. Anytime you do something for immediate gratification that may lead to a long-term problem, it is considered a “bad habit”. If you suffer from TMD, you may be engaging in certain bad habits daily that can affect your treatment. Read on to learn if there are any habits you need to break.
Do you work long hours at a computer, or do you enjoy sitting and scrolling on your phone aimlessly? If you suffer from TMD and you do both or either of these things, you may be causing more harm to yourself. The way you sit affects your posture, which is how you hold your body. When you are sitting, standing, or sleeping, you are displaying static posture. If you remember being reminded as a child to stand up straight or stop slouching, that was referring to your static posture. The way you hold your body can have a direct link to the symptoms of TMD. We want to share some gentle reminders of how your posture can affect your TMD symptoms. Read on to learn more.
If you recently received an oral appliance to help treat your sleep apnea or TMD condition, you are on your way to feeling better and improving your life. As you know, dealing with either sleep apnea or TMD can be a difficult journey to navigate and can lead to problems with your overall quality of life. It’s amazing that a small oral appliance can make such a difference, but it does and has helped countless patients. There is an adjustment period, especially if this is the first time you are wearing an oral appliance.
All of our patients, like you, come to our office because you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint disorder and are desperately in need of a treatment that will not only improve their symptoms but also their quality of life. While we use certain appliances to help our patients, there are many more that are used by other practices. One such appliance has recently made it into the news for the oral health complications it can cause its users. Continue reading to learn more about the article and the appliance that is causing the trouble.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are involved in car accidents. While we hate to discuss something as severe as a car accident, we feel it is important to know how this experience can impact your TMD or lead to new or different symptoms. Depending on the type and severity of the car accident, there is a chance that you will experience TMD for the first time or, if you have already been diagnosed, you may experience a flare-up of symptoms.
Have you been evaluating your overall health and would like to introduce a fitness plan into your day but are concerned because you suffer from TMD? Daily exercise should be an important part of everyone’s life, and there are definitely ways that you can exercise, even if you suffer from TMD. Read on to learn more about exercises that would be beneficial and those you may want to avoid.
Do you have your wisdom teeth? If you are unfamiliar, wisdom teeth are the very last molars that erupt in your mouth, and they typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people have them removed due to issues with overcrowding or because the teeth are frequently impacted in the jawbone and cause problems. Due to the location of the wisdom teeth and the fact that many of them cause problems with the mouth and jaw, you might be wondering if there is a link between TMD and wisdom teeth.
It’s hard to believe that December is here again and we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. While the holiday season is a joyful time to share with the people you love and care for, it can also be a difficult time for many people because of added stress. It can be extremely challenging for people suffering from TMD because added stress can be triggering and lead to a flare-up or relapse of symptoms. Read on to learn about how you can help keep your TMD symptoms at bay this holiday season.