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Teeth & Health

Teeth & Health

Do you brush your teeth?  That’s the kind of question that my kids and husband hate.  It’s an important question, but what is actually more important will shock you.  The most important thing is the foundation, as I talked about in my apple cider vinegar post…  Foundation is key to your overall health.  Starting your day with a “morning cocktail” like apple cider vinegar is key to setting your body up to absorb the proper nutrients.

Brushing your teeth twice a day is the tip of the iceberg.  Over the past few years due to numerous factors the prevalence of TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders have rapidly increased.  I’m a huge believer that the TMJ occurrences have doubled due to the fact that people are under such increased stress.  Increasing stress levels cause tooth grinding, and the tooth grinding results in worn and loose tooth.  Over time worn teeth will create dysfunction in which you teeth end up not being able to sit properly which causes your jaw muscle to be unable to relax.

Your muscles need to heal at night while you’re sleeping.  Jaw muscles that cannot rest will get inflamed, and have huge effect on your jaw.  Improper tooth alignment starts with dull jaw pain, but leads to much bigger problems such as TMJ.  Someone suffering from TMJ can experience a ton of problems including the following…

Problems arising from TMJ

  • Jaw Pain
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Severe Headaches
  • Painful Migraines
  • Hearing Loss
  • Pre-mature aging

How to Treat TMJ

Treating TMJ is the hard part.  There are a million different causes of TMJ, and there are a million Dentists across the country who are TMJ “Specialists”.  Not all these TMJ Specialists are created equal.  TMJ is a very high price dental operation, and can involve jaw surgery.  As a Health Guru I’d recommend a TMJ Specialist that performs Rejuvenation Dentistry which the best way to actually cure TMJ.  It will be very hard to find a good TMJ specialist, but there are many around the NYC area.  It’s best to find a TMJ Specialist in Connecticut to eliminate your headaches, migraines, and other TMJ symptoms.  TMJ Specialists in CT are among the least expensive.  You’ll be able to find a good TMJ specialist without breaking the bank.  If you look in NYC to find a TMJ specialist than you’re looking at spending some serious money.

Regardless if you think you might have TMJ or if you just feel some dull jaw pain from time to time, it is very important that you seek out a TMJ expert.  Seeking out a TMJ expert is key to getting ahead of this quickly degenerating disease. Before your jaw muscle, TMD joint, and teeth get too deteriorated, seek out an expert.  If you have trouble finding a TMJ specialist just contact me.  I’ll make sure to point you in the right direction.