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Neuromuscular Dentistry: Because Your Smile is So Much More Than Teeth

added on: October 30, 2022

Are your teeth bothering you? Maybe they don’t function like they used to because they decayed or deteriorated due to wear and tear. Or do you have mouth or oral health issues that run deeper, mainly in the form of annoying, persistent jaw pain that’s been causing problems for too many years?

Besides your teeth, your Lancaster smilebuilderz dentist will also tell you to pay close attention to both your jaw and facial muscles. They act as an essential support team, where your tooth structure relies on something also known as neuromuscular dentistry — aimed at focusing on your teeth and facial muscles as a whole. 

How Does Neuromuscular Dentistry Work?

The skilled team at smilebuilderz are specially trained Lancaster neuromuscular dentists who understand the importance of enhancing your tooth structure. To do this, they must fix any dysfunction (temporomandibular dysfunction or TMD) and cure any misalignment in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Your facial muscles do a lot of work in a single day, but often their efforts go overlooked. This makes it easy to forget that while your teeth can be painful and unbearable at times, a lot of jaw pain is triggered by a problem within your muscles. There’s muscular stress and tension that respond to and correlate with your jaw bone’s structure, and misalignment can lead to painful TMJ symptoms such as:

  • Constant jaw pain
  • Popping
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to chew or speak properly
  • Bite issues
  • Migraines
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia

When you visit your trusted smilebuilderz dentist, we’ll be able to assess your issues and find the right solution for success and the pain-free life you deserve.

Bring Balance Back to Your Beautiful Face and Smile

An estimated 10.8 million Americans suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Unfortunately, along with many other dental issues, people don’t seek treatment or talk to someone about finding much-needed relief. The bad news is that if you leave your TMJ symptoms or TMD untreated, bigger problems could come your way in the future.

With neuromuscular dentistry in Lancaster, you’ll see a renewed improvement in your smile and overall appearance. You might even look a few years younger as we work to strengthen your muscles and align your bite so that everything looks and feels just right. The ultimate goal at smilebuilderz is to create a new, natural balance throughout your muscles, joints, and teeth.

Your Steps to Getting Started Today

There’s a way to take control of your life and stop giving in to daily pain and dental discomfort. Contact us today to find out how to get scheduled for a hassle-free appointment where you’ll have time to share your story and learn more about the smilebuilderz approach to comfortable, convenient dental care for families across Lancaster, Ephrata, and the surrounding areas. Ask us if neuromuscular dentistry is right for your or someone in your family. You’re on your way to looking your very best with a glowing personality and appearance to match.