Scientists say younger generations are stressing more, and sleeping less — leading to heightened anxiety levels. And guess what? For some people, the extra anxiety is manifesting itself physically, in their jaw.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or more commonly known as TMD, is a problem with the hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. This very hinge helps control two of human’s most valued functions — talking and eating.
I, along with dentists across the U.S., have seen an uptick in TMD diagnoses in young people due to stress and decreased sleep. Patients teeth are worn down; they’re grinding and they’re not getting quality sleep.
To read more about this phenomenon, please follow this link to read the article: Millennials’ stress is physically manifesting in this part of the body.
Meantime, it’s important to note that TMJ can also cause other problems in the head and neck, as well. If you are experiencing ear pain, or jaw pain from a possible TMJ disorder, it’s important that you get immediate care.
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