at Dental Associates of Corona, will explain how standing up straight might actually help you with TMD.

Your Posture Relates to your Jaw

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) frequent headaches in conjunction with lower jaw pain may garner examination of your posture. If you have poor posture, your spine is often in a position that can cause stress to your TMJs. Slouching causes your lower jaw to shift forward in order to accommodate your off-kilter positioning. The misalignment between your upper and lower teeth can cause a chain reaction of backwards movement of your skull on your spinal column. TMJ aggravation and inflammation can be the result, often becoming the chronic condition of TMD.

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Ludwig Leibsohn, DDS, is the spokesperson for AGD. Dr. Leibsohn is quick to point out that proper posture has a huge effect on people’s oral health. Orofacial pain often relates to unbalanced posture and can also be a side effect of TMD. Misalignment of facial muscle positioning, according to Dr. Leibsohn, can result in grooves and bumps within your teeth. Further complications might include misalignment of your bite. One potential remedy for this would be oral appliances from your Corona dentists to realign the teeth and prevent further damage. However, don’t forget to stand up straight as a preventive measure.

TMJ Help from Corona Dentists

Are you experiencing chronic jaw pain that you think could be related to your TMJs? Your Corona dentists offer comprehensive general dentistry services including dental implants. You can schedule a consultation at our 92879 dental office by calling (951) 273-9580. We serve patients in the 92879 area and surrounding communities.