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.
Increased stress and anxiety: People who get stressed easily or feel anxious face this problem because most of their time is spent clenching the jaw or grinding teeth. These are not good habits; people end up with issues like TMJ or TMD disorder.
Slouched posture: As more and more desk jobs are increasing, this problem is also growing. Many people slouch while working on a desktop computer. Slouching increases stress on the cervical spine and musculature and leads to issues like TMD and TMJ.
Oral habits: People have a habit of biting their nails, pencil, pen, or lips. It affects not only the tissue but also creates a problem of microtrauma. This habit leads to the disorder of TMJ or TMD.
Diet: Diet plays a vital role in TMJ or TMD process. You should avoid hard foods such as nuts, steak, or sugarcane because they are difficult to chew. And you need to take small bites. Large bites require the excessive opening of the mouth and lead to TMJ problems.
Excessive mouth opening: People open their mouth wide while yawning, laughing, or 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 doubts, then you should talk to Cornerstone Dentistry. We will help you resolve your doubts.