Many of us today live an unhealthy lifestyle, which can contribute to stress. Too much sugar and caffeine can cause us to soar and crash emotionally, both of which can be stressful. Alcohol can be a short-term stress reliever, but in the long run it can make things worse.
Exercise is a natural stress reliever, too, so make time for it as well as your rest. Of course, exercise can sometimes seem like one more chore, so find an exercise that really seems like a break to you.
Remember, you don’t have to deal with stress alone. Try to find someone who can help you relieve your stress. This may be your significant other, a friend, a religious authority, a yogi, or even a professional counselor. There’s no shame in getting help for your stress, and you’ll probably feel much better.
What If TMJ Doesn’t Go Away?
So, what do you do if you’ve gotten rid of your stress, but not your TMJ? This could mean either that your TMJ was never really related to your stress or that your stress-related TMJ has progressed to cause damage to teeth, jaw joints, and other structures.
If you are looking for a TMJ dentist in Detroit, please call (248) 480-0085 today for an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey S. Haddad at the Michigan Center for TMJ & Sleep Wellness.