Jaw discomfort can be one of the most uncomfortable sensations. It’s also totally normal, especially if you’re stressed out or caffeinated. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept jaw pain as a part of life! Here are some tips for easing the ache:
Yawning is a sign of fatigue and stress, so if you’re yawning often, it’s time to get some rest. If you are bored or understimulated, try finding ways to engage your brain with activities that require focus and attention.
Drink less caffeine
Drinking too much caffeine can cause jaw pain. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. Too much caffeine can also make you dehydrated which causes your teeth to grind when you are asleep. Drink water instead of caffeine so that your mouth stays moist during the day and night!
See a dentist
If you’re experiencing jaw pain, it’s important that you see a dentist. A visit to the dentist will allow them to identify the cause of your discomfort and recommend treatment options for alleviating it. These could include medication or even surgery if necessary. A dentist may also be able to prescribe a mouth guard that can help reduce discomfort from grinding your teeth at night or during stressful situations such as when chewing gum (which tends not to help).
Get rid of stress
You might be surprised to learn that stress can cause jaw discomfort. Stress is often associated with work, family and relationships–but it also has a lot to do with time itself.
- If you’re feeling stressed because of your job, then take some time off from work (even if it’s just one day). A break from the daily grind can help ease tension in your body and mind.
- If your loved ones are causing stress for you, spend some quality time together doing something fun or relaxing–like going on a hike or watching movies together at home instead of arguing over who used up all the ice cream again!
- If money is causing problems in your life, try spending less money on things like going out to eat or buying new clothes so that there’s more left over for savings accounts or retirement funds later on down the road when those bills start piling up again!
Eat a healthy diet
- Eat a healthy diet. Choose foods that are high in calcium and magnesium, such as green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish and other seafood, whole grains (such as oats), legumes (such as beans) and some fruits like apples or bananas.
- Avoid processed food products with added sugar because they can cause inflammation in the mouth area. This type of food also tends to be low in vitamins D and K2 which may contribute to your jaw discomfort problems if you don’t get enough of them from your diet alone!
- Eat small meals throughout the day instead of three big ones so that your body doesn’t feel hungry for too long at any given time during the day… this can help prevent acid reflux attacks because there isn’t much room left over after digestion has taken place before another meal is ready again!
If you have any questions or concerns about your jaw discomfort, we encourage you to contact us today. We are here to help!
What is jaw discomfort?
Jaw discomfort is when your jaw hurts and it’s very hard to open your mouth. It can happen when you are trying to open your mouth wide or just talking a lot.
How do I know if I have jaw discomfort?
You may feel pain around the hinge of your jaw and have difficulty opening your mouth wide, yawning, or speaking. You may also feel pain in your ear or down the side of your neck. If you experience this kind of jaw discomfort, see a doctor right away so they can help relieve the pain and prevent further damage to your teeth or gums.
What causes jaw discomfort?
There are a number of possible causes for jaw discomfort including misalignment of teeth, soft tissue injuries such as whiplash or sports injuries, bite problems due to TMJ syndrome (temporomandibular joint disorder), muscle spasms in the masseter muscle (jaw muscle), infection in the mouth or throat, stress headaches caused by clenching or grinding teeth at night while sleeping; however most people with this type of problem don’t know what caused it initially because they didn’t notice anything wrong until after several months had passed by without treatment happening