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Can you identify a temporomandibular joint disorder if one should occur within your mouth? Temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ disorders, occur when the ball and socket joints in your jaw become worn down or damaged. To help prevent a TMJ disorder, it is important to establish an effective prevention plan should you be at an increased risk for the condition.

Are you ready to improve your oral health care by properly treating and preventing TMJ disorders? Due to the importance of your TMJs for establishing and improving your mouth’s ability to work effectively, always make sure that you are using treatments to improve your smile. Consider using jaw strengthening exercises, eating softer foods in your diet and practice meditative therapies to help. For additional care from our dentist, visit us for a night guard or bite plate device.

Rather than waiting until a TMJ disorder has occurred, it is often more important to prevent them from arising in the first place. Typically, TMJ disorders are linked to previous issues and causes that have already begun to damage your smile. If you have arthritis, dislocations, a misalignment or bruxism, you will be at an increased risk for a TMJ disorder.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit our dentist at Creekside Dental Ellensburg for TMJ disorder prevention and treatment. To set forth an appointment with Dr. Forrest Packard or Dr. Kevin Packard at our office in Ellensburg, Washington, you can call us at 509-933-4800.