November is TMJ Awareness Month, so your Oxnard, CA dentists are here to help you understand how this impacts your life and how we can help you find relief.
Your jaw joint, or TMJ, is small but incredibly significant. It controls the movement of your mouth so you can chew, speak, yawn, sing, and more.
So when it’s out of alignment, all sorts of things can happen to cause you pain and discomfort. It can also lead to teeth grinding, something many people do involuntarily as a physical response to stress. You not only risk damaging your teeth or wearing them down, but you may also experience more frequent headaches because of the added tension placed on your jaw.
As we head into the holiday season, a festive but often hectic time of year, make sure you don’t let the stress of it all negatively impact your oral health.
Visit us for customized treatment, which Dr. Jivraj talks about in today’s video.