TMJ Strain And The Holidays: What To Do?

How’s your TMJ disorder holding up? Have you been wearing an oral appliance for some time and you’re pleased to announce that things are fantastic? If you’re shaking your head from side to side because you have not followed through with receiving professional care, you’re feeling extra worried because you seem to have extra aggravation during the holiday season, and you’re not sure how to move forward … we have good news. You can quickly sort out the details, get your jaw joints in much safer condition, and feel just as joyful as you would like about the upcoming winter season. As for how, our Austin, MN has the tips you need!

Start With Treatment Right Now

If you are a patient with TMJ disorder diagnosis (or you’re fairly certain you’re about to receive one), then the time to act is right now. Come in to see our team for a checkup and, if we determine that an oral appliance will benefit your jaw joints, agree to the treatment right away. The sooner you decide to allow your jaw joints to rest, the sooner you’re providing this aspect of your oral health with the protection it needs (which will set the stage for an enjoyable holiday season).

Stress? Find Your Techniques Today.

Holidays are stressful. You might consider it a happy yet stressful time or there may be some not-so-light moments. Whatever the case, when you take a bit of time to consider how you will manage tension that comes your way, you’ll help keep your muscles relaxed and your jaw joints protected!

Watch Out For Hazardous Holiday Foods!

In addition to potentially causing serious damage to your teeth, remember that anything that creates a ton of resistant as you bite down is also putting your jaw joints under tremendous stress. That means, whether you’re biting into something extremely hard (like brittle or holiday nuts) or if you’re enjoying the laborious task of chewing through tough caramel, it’s time to skip these types of foods. There are so many others to enjoy that don’t promote TMJ disorder.

Keep Treatment Going Strong

Yay! You made the very wise choice of selecting and beginning TMJ disorder treatment, which provides the most substantial portion of care to your jaw joints. However, it’s very important that you remember something: This will only help you if you use it, every day, without fail! So, be sure to find a way to use it every single night, whether you have late nights, whether you’re out of town for the holidays, and so on!

Protect TMJ Health Over The Holidays

Remember that though the holiday season is often full of schedule changes and indulgences, you are still completely capable of keeping your TMJ health safe and sound, when you stick with our dental care! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.