TLC for the TMJ in Sunbury
One of the most hard working and yet tiniest joints in your body is the temporomandibular joint that links the upper and lower jaws together. These two little things put in a lot of work each day in Sunbury with your eating, chewing and chattering, but this is part of the deal and it can handle things such as these. What the joint can’t handle though is extra curricular work that can come from teeth grinding or damage that can arise from sports. Teeth grinding can obliterate these joints over time: it wears them down, makes them click and also leads to damage throughout the head and neck. Sport can also put these joints in danger if the right precautions aren’t taken. It is why you have your teeth aligned and crowns fitted when any damage occurs in your teeth- to help your bite. If you look at a skull, it really brings home just how fragile these joints are and how they are only held together by muscles. It isn’t easy to say that you should be more aware of these joints as opposed to any others in the body, but if you are aware of what it is that they do and the way they do it, it may just sink in on some level enough to make you cautious about your jaws in the future. You can learn a lot more about your TMJ, how it works and what to do if things start to go wrong from Mulberry Dental Care in Walton.