Your Bite and TMD
The American Council for Headache Education states
that "tension-type headaches are the common
headaches of everyday life" and that they are often
associated with muscles tension. Many of these
headaches are temporal headaches- focused in the
temple area of the head. as mentioned earlier while
discussing neuromuscular dentistry, posturing
muscles of the jaw are in the temple area of the
head! These postural muscles should be relaxed and
barely working when you are not eating , speaking,
or otherwise using your jaw. However, if they
need to work overtime to posture the jaw because the
teeth don't fit together right, they can go into
spasm and produce pain in the forehead area. Some
temporal headache may result from other sources.
The teeth-muscle-joint system has be in
harmony and relaxed state for us to be pain free.
Because in the system above the teeth are the hard
structures and non accommodating and it is muscles
and joints that are accommodating. Bad bites
are most often to blame for TMD symptoms.
Neuromuscular Dentistry is based on the equilibrium
between muscles-teeth-and joints so it balances this
system. So when it comes to treatment of TMD
we deal mainly with non- accommodating part of that
system , NMD is of outmost benefit and use to
establish the bite position that is in harmony with
the muscles and joints.
If you suffer from the symptoms above please consult
your dentist and enquire about Neuromuscular