How a Bad Bite Affects Your Body, TMJs, and Health

The Impact of a Bad Bite on Your Well-being

Your teeth are like puzzle pieces, fitting together perfectly in one way. But what happens when this puzzle doesn't align correctly? Welcome to the world of TMJ disorders and their intricate connection to your bite, body posture, and overall health. We'll explore the far-reaching effects of a bad bite and how Dr. Randi Green, a physiologic-based dentist, transforms lives through her non-surgical TMJ treatment approach.

The Complex Role of TMJ

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the hinges connecting your jaw to your skull, allowing you to speak, chew, and swallow. When these joints are slightly misaligned, they can wreak havoc on your entire body. 

Dr. Green's enlightening video illustrates the impact of TMJ disorder (TMD) and how she approaches its treatment, relieving patients suffering from years of chronic pain.

The Troubles of Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Clenching and grinding your teeth, especially in stress response, can exacerbate TMJ issues. The added stress on the jaw joints can lead to inflammation, affecting the joints and your facial muscles. 

These muscles can become strained as they struggle to maintain the jaw's necessary position for everyday functions like chewing and swallowing. Dr. Green's approach aims to harmonize the jaw joints, muscles, and teeth, relieving severe facial pain and migraine headaches.

The Puzzle of Posture and Teeth

Have you ever wondered about the connection between posture and teeth? Improper body posture can influence how your teeth bite together.

The effects of TMD can extend beyond the jaw, impacting your overall posture. Over time, these postural effects can lead to skeletal changes like vertebral rotations, neck curvature loss, forward head posture, a tilted pelvis, and even tight calf muscles.

Dr. Green's holistic philosophy embraces the mouth-body connection, addressing these posture-related questions through physiologic dentistry.

A Holistic and Proactive Approach to Dentistry

Dr. Randi Green's unique approach to dentistry encompasses whole-body health. While she ensures beautiful and straight teeth, her practice goes beyond the surface. She can assess issues like forward head posture and jaw area problems, emphasizing a holistic philosophy.

Her holistic dentistry involves addressing oral health and screening for sleep disorders like sleep apnea and bruxism. The goal is to provide patients with optimal health and a higher quality of life.

In conclusion, Your bite is more than just how your teeth come together; it's a gateway to your overall well-being. Dr. Randi Green's non-surgical TMJ treatment approach revolutionizes how we view TMJ disorders, relieving chronic pain and discomfort. 

Whether you're struggling with jaw pain, headaches, or posture issues, recognizing the intricate connection between your bite, TMJ joint, body posture, and airway is the first step towards a healthier and pain-free life.

Watch the enlightening video to deepen your understanding of how a bad bite can impact your muscles and joints, and embark on a journey toward improved health and well-being.

FAQ: Can Braces Fix a Crooked Jaw?

Braces can help align your teeth, giving the appearance of a straighter jaw. However, they're typically not a standalone solution for fixing a crooked jaw. Braces mainly focus on dental alignment rather than jaw position. A more comprehensive treatment plan may be necessary for serious jaw alignment issues.

Here in Springfield, we often use a combination of treatments tailored to your needs. We consider your teeth, jaw joints, and muscles for a whole-picture approach to dental care.

It's a good idea to consult with a dental expert like Dr. Green for the best advice tailored to your situation. That way, you get a treatment plan focused on helping you live your best life.

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