Stress is one of the biggest causes of bruxism (tooth grinding) and bruxism is one of the biggest causes of headaches, facial pain, and TMJ. If you are a tooth grinder, it is important to develop tools for dealing with stress, particularly as we enter the Holiday Season. If your bruxism extends to your sleeping hours, it may be time to talk to Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban about neuromuscular dentistry options that can help prevent grinding, relax muscles, and relieve the pain caused by this common consequence of stress.
To schedule your TMJ treatment consultation with Dr. Marzban, please call 703-323-8200 today. We welcome patients from Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and surrounding areas at our Burke, Virginia office.
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to slow down. This can be difficult during the Holiday Season, but try to carve out some time for yourself to relax and unwind every day. Gentle exercising such as yoga can help. So too can simply sitting in a chair and breathing for a few minutes. Taking this time may seem impossible but it’s not – and it will help greatly in dealing with the demands of the season.
If you are experiencing facial pain or other issues brought about by bruxism, please contact Pamela Marzban, DDS to schedule a neuromuscular dentistry evaluation today.