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By Mehdi Zamani D.D.S
December 02, 2013
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Towson   TMJ  
Dentist Towson MD TMJDid you know that temporomandibular joint and muscle, also known as TMJ, disorders are the second leading cause of musculoskeletal pain? Research and surveys suggest that close to 10 million Americans are affected by a TMJ disorder, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
 
The TMJ connects the lower jaw to the bone located at the side of your head. This joint is flexible, so it enables us to talk, yawn and chew. TMJ disorders cause problems in and near the jaw joint or muscles, and pain can be mild to severe—each case is different. Sometimes the pain eases by itself. During those times of pain and discomfort, you feel out of sorts and distressed. Try to relax because it’s proven to help ease TMJ pain. Your Towson, MD dentist offers helpful tips to help you.
 

Meditation and stretching 

 
Tense muscles can cause discomfort. Take a deep breath and start an exercise routine that involves a lot of stretching and meditation, such as yoga. It’s important to relieve tension in the body, so your mind is relaxed. Thus, you can decrease your stress. It’s a common trigger of TMJ pain because people tend to clench their jaw or grind their teeth when they are stressed or anxious.
 

Foods to avoid

 
When your TMJ pain flares up, it’s essential to watch what you eat. Crunchy, chewy and fatty foods tend to make matters worse for patients with a TMJ disorder. Why? Well, you need to use significant pressure to chew crunchy, hard food, which may irritate your jaw joint or muscle. In relation to chewy food, you typically overwork your jaw to break down the food, and research suggests that fatty food may increase inflammation in the body—an irritated TMJ could worsen when your diet consists of too many fatty foods.
 

Stop teeth grinding and clenching of your jaw
 

Most people don’t realize they clench their jaw and grind their teeth. These are two common responses to stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It’s harder to avoid these habits during sleep. A sleep apnea device can help alleviate TMJ pain.
 
In Towson, TMJ treatment is best left to Dr. Mehdi Zamani at Advanced Dental Care. Dr. Zamani can suggest proper techniques for stretching and relaxing the jaw. Feel confident about your TMJ Towson treatment!
By Mehdi Zamani D.D.S
October 02, 2013
Category: Dentist
Tags: Towson   Dentist  

At Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Mehdi Zamani, a dentist in Towson, strives to providedentist towson his patients with superior dental health care each time they visit his office.  As a Towson dentist, Dr. Zamani provides his patients with an array of services to help you maintain both oral and overall health. 
 
Patients can visit Advanced Dental Care for the following services:

  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • TMJ treatments

Dr. Zamani, Towson, MD dentist, is a graduate from the honors program of New York University College of Dentistry.  In 1996, he was selected to be part of the honor residency program at NYU to provide care for complex dental cases. 
 
With his experience, Dr. Mehdi Zamani, dentist in Towson, MD, maintains the ability to properly diagnose and treat his patients’ dental conditions.  Dr. Zamani prides himself in his dental knowledge and has completed two years of continuing education at the prestigious United States Dental Institute for orthodontics.  He has also continued to do an additional year of education at another premier organization to advance his knowledge of dental implants at New York University.
 
Is there something about your smile that you want changed?  Are you experiencing pain, but don’t know the cause? 
 
Visit Dr. Mehdi Zamani, cosmetic dentist in Towson, at Advanced Dental Care to schedule your appointment today.





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