Bruce M. MacNicol, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Michael T. Jackson, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)
Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
Mohammad Mokhtari, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
705-302-0357

Is Your Lifestyle the Cause of Your TMJ Problems?


Posted on 1/30/2016 by administrative
A woman suffering from TMJ jaw pain.Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, can result from a variety of causes. If you are involved in a car accident or suffer another trauma to the face, it is easy to determine why these problems arose. However, if a more subtle cause is to blame, it might be more difficult to know what behavior you should alter. In fact, there are even some things that we do on a daily basis that could be contributing to our TMD symptoms, including headaches and jaw pain.

Working Out

We all know that it is important to exercise regularly for optimal health, but exercise can be hard on the jaw joint. There are no other bones supporting the jaw bone from below, so when you engage in high intensity exercise, the soft tissues will bear a brunt of the force. This can result in TMJ pain.

Smoking

Do you feel like having a cigarette after a long day at work is relaxing? Many people do, and some even think that it reduces their pain. However, a recent study showed that people who were daily smokers doubled their chances of living with chronic pain. Giving up your smoking habit could reduce your pain, including problems with your TMJ.

Snacking

When you need a snack, do you reach for foods that are high in sugar? If so, these high amounts of sugar could increase inflammation in your joints. Additionally, harder treats like popcorn or chips can be difficult to chew, and this could also result in TMJ problems.

Eating Out

If you prefer to eat out rather than to cook your own meals, you could be raising your TMD risk. Certain additives like MSG can contribute to TMJ pain, as flavorings and other chemicals that are often found in restaurant and takeout foods can contribute to inflammation, including oils and salt.

Please contact us if you have any questions about TMJ problems.
Quick Links

Wisdom Teeth
Dental Implants
All-On-4® Treatment Concept
Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
Bone Grafting
Facial Trauma
Impacted Canines
Oral Pathology

See Our Reviews
Our Partners

Contact Info

128 Wellington Street West
Suite 308
Barrie, Ontario L4N 8J6

Telephone: 705-302-0357
Fax: 705-734-0154


Map & Directions

Home  | About Us  | Patient Services  | Patient Information  | Doctor Referral  | Blog  | Contact Us  | Bruce M. MacNicol, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)  | Michael T. Jackson, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)  | Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)  | Mohammad Mokhtari, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)  | Virtual Tour  | Testimonials  | Wisdom Teeth  | Dental Implants  | All-On-4® Treatment Concept  | All-On-4® Case Studies  | Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery  | Bone Grafting  | Facial Trauma  | Impacted Canines  | Oral Pathology  | Dental Extractions While Asleep  | Pre and Post-Op Instructions  | Patient Forms  | Patient Referral Form  | Doctor Referral Form  | Resources

Copyright © 2015-2017 Huronia Oral Surgery Group and WEO MEDIA. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links | Login