Posture and TMJ

Slouching and Poor PostureA few months ago, Chandler dentist Dr. Mark Arooni discussed how we use neuromuscular dentistry to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction. Today, Dr. Arooni wants to discuss one unexpected cause of TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) so that you can work to potentially protect yourself from this debilitating condition.

Causes of TMD

Some of the most common causes of TMD include injury, malocclusion (misalignment of the teeth), stress, bruxism (teeth grinding), and hereditary factors. Some of the most common symptoms of TMD include frequent headaches, neck, shoulder, and jaw pain. Do you have any of these symptoms? If so, your posture might be to blame.

It’s no surprise that your posture directly effects the position of your spine, but recent research shows that poor posture can put the spine in a position that causes stress to the jaw joint. This stress often forces the jaw to shift forward, causing your upper and lower teeth to not fit together properly. Slouching also puts a strain on your muscles, joints, and bones, creating painful inflammation all over the body, including your jaw.

Dr. Arooni can Help

If you have poor posture, we invite you to reserve a consultation appointment at our Chandler dentist office. Why? Because you might not be aware that your slouch is negatively effecting your bite and dental condition.

If you do experience symptoms of TMJ, however, it’s necessary that you reserve a consultation appointment at your earliest convenience. Using the most advanced technology and techniques, Dr. Arooni can help you restore comfort and function to your daily life and say goodbye to your painful TMD symptoms forever.

To reserve an appointment with Dr. Arooni, call Lakeview Dental, located in Chandler, Arizona and serving the areas Lakeview, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, and Phoenix, at (480) 351-0963.

By Mark Arooni DDS