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Poor Posture Can Lead to Headaches and Jaw Pain

Poor Posture Can Lead to Headaches and Jaw Pain

headaches and tmj painBite force misalignments in the mouth and TMJ disorders often cause headaches and jaw pain. But did you know poor posture may be to blame as well?

If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends consulting a dentist AND checking your posture.

Poor Posture Can Stress Out the Jaw

Poor posture places the spine in a position that causes stress to the jaw joint. When people slouch or hunch over, the lower jaw shifts forward, causing the upper and lower teeth to not fit together properly.

The combination of these movements puts stress on muscles, joints and bones and, if left untreated, can create pain and inflammation in muscles and joints when the mouth opens and closes.

Bite Force Misalignment

Here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we treat patients with facial pain. Often times, their posture is unbalanced, and this rearranges the position of their facial muscles, causing the bumps and grooves on the upper and lower teeth not to fit properly together.

Our gentle pain management treatment for TMJ and headaches, can help align your teeth in a position that will reduce facial pain caused by poor posture. Our pain-free treatment can also prevent future damage to teeth.

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THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.