Everyday Habits That Lead to Jaw Discomfort

If you suffer from temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD, or if you have ever experienced jaw discomfort, you know how uncomfortable it can be. During an episode, it can be difficult to chew, open your mouth, and even talk. If you don’t have an official diagnosis, but experience discomfort in the jaw muscles, unexplained headaches, or have a difficult time opening and closing your jaw, you may have TMD. There are daily habits that might be contributing to your discomfort or causing TMD flare-ups and can greatly affect your quality of life.

What Your Symptoms May Be Telling You

Do you have unexplained discomfort in your jaw? Or are you suffering from unexplained headaches daily or when you first awake? While it is not uncommon to suffer from these symptoms from time to time, it can be concerning when it happens frequently. You might be experiencing symptoms from a well-known condition that affects many adults. Continue reading to learn more about this common condition.

How to Deal with TMD This Holiday Season

Is jaw discomfort making you feel like the Grinch this holiday season? While the holiday season can leave many filled with joy, it is well known that the holidays can also be a huge cause of stress. This year is especially challenging due to the situation that we are all currently experiencing. Holiday traditions need to be changed, traveling plans need to be adjusted or cancelled, and gifts need to be purchased online—enough to cause anyone’s jaw to twitch with discomfort. For those who suffer with TMD, it can be even worse.