in this exciting episode of ” The Wonder Tooth Podcast” we will delve into how poor posture can affect your body in general but your oral health specifically. How can Physical therapy help adjusting and correcting our poor posture.
We will interview Dr. Bigliani from Fluid physio in Lawrenceville, NJ about how can a poor posture affect our body and specifically our oral health.
Poor posture can potentially affect your teeth and overall oral health. The relationship between posture and oral health is complex and interconnected. Here are some ways in which poor posture may have an impact on your teeth:
- TMJ Issues: Poor posture, especially in the neck and shoulders, can contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Misalignment in the jaw joint can lead to issues like jaw pain, clicking, or difficulty in jaw movement.
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Bad posture, particularly in the upper body and neck, may contribute to an increased risk of teeth grinding or clenching. Bruxism can lead to excessive wear on the teeth, jaw pain, and increased risk of dental problems.
- Jaw Muscle Tension: Improper posture can cause muscle imbalances and tension in the neck and facial muscles, including those involved in chewing. This tension may contribute to jaw discomfort and potential dental issues.
- Breathing Habits: Poor posture may affect your breathing patterns. Chronic mouth breathing due to poor posture can lead to dry mouth, which, in turn, increases the risk of dental issues such as cavities and gum disease.
- Orthodontic Concerns: Posture can influence the development of the facial and jaw structures. Poor posture during childhood may contribute to orthodontic issues, potentially affecting the alignment of teeth and the bite.
- Facial Aesthetics: Prolonged poor posture can affect the overall facial aesthetics, potentially leading to changes in the alignment of the jaw and the position of the teeth.
It’s important to note that while there is a connection between posture and oral health, the impact can vary from person to person. Addressing poor posture through exercises, ergonomic adjustments, and maintaining good overall health habits can contribute to both musculoskeletal well-being and oral health. If you have concerns about your posture and its potential impact on your teeth, you can contact Dr. Gianna Bigliani and Dr. Radwa Saad.
Dr. Gianna Bigliani:
160 Lawrenceville Rd, Suite 16
Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648
if you have any questions or looking for a consultation or a second opinion, please reach us at
Dent Blanche Dental
3640 Lawrenceville Rd, Princeton, NJ, 08540