Your Temecula dentist would like to take a moment to toss an idea out there: Don’t forget about your TMJs! While you may not know what to do with this suggestion right off the bat, particularly if you aren’t really even sure what a TMJ is, our Temecula, CA team is happy to help. Remember, our goal is always to assist you in protecting your complete oral health! So: First things first, your TMJ is your temporomandibular joint (or your jaw joint). As for why it’s so important that you keep them in mind, well, we have a few compelling thoughts for you to consider!

They Are Your Primary Means Of Mouth Movement

Take a moment with our team as we explain why it’s so important for you to keep your TMJs in mind. It’s because they are your jaw joints, which provide you with the majority of your mouth’s ability to move! Of course, you have muscles and brain signals and nerves involved, etc. However, as for the opening and closing of your mouth, remember that these joints are the ones giving you that function, as they are the point where your jaw attaches to the rest of your head! You really want to keep them safe because you need that range of motion for eating, laughing, talking, and more.

They Can Get Stressed Out, Too

We talk a lot about keeping your teeth and gums free of stress, disease, and more. Your Temecula dentist reminds you that it’s just as important that you help keep your TMJs free of stress. However, it’s easy for them to become stressed because your jaws are very powerful and your jaw joints tend to act as shock absorbers! So, if you think you have a problem, let us know and we will provide you with treatment. If you realize you’ve been grinding your teeth, eating foods that are very hard to bite into, and more, see us (and take it easy), so your TMJs can rest.

Protecting Them Prevents Short- And Long-Term Problems

Your Temecula dentist reminds you that what can begin as a little fatigue, strain, and soreness can later turn into a serious TMJ disorder issue and damage. Keep up with checkups (so we can keep up with your jaw joints).

See Us For Help Keeping TMJs Safe

When you have a suspicion that your TMJs aren’t doing as well as they could or you are just interested in learning more about protecting them, don’t hesitate to bring the topic up during your next visit. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.