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    Things that trigger TMJ disorders

    teeth health smile dentistTemporomandibular Joint Disorders damage the joint where your jaw attaches to your skull. Usually known as TMJ, the disorder causes pain, soreness and muscle tension.

    Key takeaways:

    – Using teeth for the wrong reasons like chewing pens and ice worsens TMJ pain.

    – Grinding teeth and going through stress puts pressure on your jaw, causing inflammation and tension in the jaw.

    – Bad posture like hanging your head and hunching your back causes more tension in the jaw.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.