Sore Teeth And Jaws: 2 Things You Should Do More Often

Do you have a dull toothache? Maybe a lot of your teeth feel sore. Are you having trouble determining whether that soreness is in your teeth or your jaws? Whatever the case, we encourage you to remember two things. First, you really should take the time to come talk with us. If bruxism or TMJ disorder are affecting you, we can stop the soreness and protect your smile! The second, of course: It’s wise to take advice from us regarding ways to limit sore teeth, so you’re not constantly dealing with discomfort and potentially making matters worse.

#1: Relax

It sounds easy but how many times a day do you actually step away from your task at hand to relax? If your answer is “never” or if you don’t relax until the day is completely over, it’s time to find moments to center yourself. All you need is a few minutes. Why is this so important? Whether you take a quick walk, listen to calming music, or meditate, these things can all help you relax the muscles surrounding your jaws and your smile. In turn, this helps stop you from grinding or clenching, so toothaches from such habits no longer occur.

#2: Drink Non-Caffeinated Beverages

Not sure if you’re tensing up your muscles, if you have bruxism, or what’s causing your toothaches? Whatever the case, caffeine never offers any benefit. Instead, it causes you to become more likely to tense up and to stress. Try to drink less caffeine throughout the day to help protect yourself from dull tooth pain.

Avoid Sore Teeth With Our Care

Take our advice seriously and remember to schedule a visit with us! We can diagnose the particular issue causing your discomfort and treat it, too. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.