Thanksgiving: Easing Your TMD

Dealing with TMJ disorder over Thanksgiving can turn out to be a literal pain! You don’t want for the problem with your sore jaw to get in the way of the fun. You really don’t want it to get in the way of enjoying all of those wonderful flavors that come with this special day. So, how to prepare, what to do, and will things ever get better, you wonder? Of course, there is help to be had in the form of tips, as well as very beneficial treatment. Give us a chance to help!

Reach For The Softer Foods

We know that you might really love eating breads with very hard crusts, chewy rolls, and the assorted nuts that you see every year. However, until you’ve got that TMJ disorder sorted out, you will be much happier if you avoid the things that stress your TMJs. Instead, delight in the softer foods like the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, apple pie, cranberry sauce, and anything else that’s nice and soft!

Cut That Turkey Up Tiny

If you’re planning on eating something that requires just a bit more work from your TMJs, then don’t aggravate your TMJ disorder. Instead, do your best by cutting up your turkey into tiny pieces. You’ll be able to chew without as much work and force, so you can get through your meal with a smile on your face!

See Us For Botox Treatment (And More)!

Want a nice holiday? Come see us for TMJ Botox treatment. This is a wonderful short-term solution that will quickly relieve your tension and pain, so you can have a fantastic holiday experience. Of course, we also ask that you visit us for long-term care, so we can treat the TMJ problem itself with one of a variety of effective treatment options.

Protect Your TMJs During Special Times

Don’t forget that treatment and tips can help with your TMJ disorder both during normal day-to-day events, as well as special occasions. See us soon! We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

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