5 Lifestyle Behaviors that Contribute to TMJ Discomfort or TMD

5 Lifestyle Behaviors that Contribute to TMJ Discomfort or TMD

Lifestyle plays an important role in everyone’s life. The kind of lifestyle you have defines how healthy you are. If you have a bad lifestyle, then you face many health issues in your life. Some of them are very painful such as TMJ and TMD disorder. There are many symptoms to identify that you have this disorder. Symptoms such as jaw pain, pain while opening and closing mouth, pain in the ear, and so on. Following you will find some of the lifestyle behavior which causes these problems.

Increase stress and anxiety: People who get stress easily or feel anxious, those people face this problem because most of the time is spent clinching the jaw or grinding teeth. These are not good habits; people end up with problems like TMJ or TMD disorder.

Slouched posture: As more and more desk jobs are increasing, this problem also rising. Relationship between desktop and this problem is people have a slouched posture, which increases stress on the cervical spine and musculature, which leads to problems like TMD and TMJ.

Oral habit: People have a bad habit of biting their nails, pencil, pen, lip biting, and so on. It affects not only the tissue but also creates a problem of microtrauma. This lead to disorder problem of TMJ or TMD

Diet: Diet plays an important role in TMJ or TMD process. You should avoid hard foods such as nuts, steak, sugarcane and so on because they are very hard to chew, and also you need to take a small bite. Large bites require the excessive opening of the mouth and which lead to these problems.

Excessive mouth opening: People open their mouth wide while yawning, laughing or even sometimes singing. Make sure that you do not open your mouth excessively.

If you have any of the problems mentioned above or any bad habits, then it’s time to get over it and make good habits. If you still have any doubt, then you should talk to Cornerstone Dentistry. They would help you out to solve all kinds of problem or doubt.