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January 27, 2023 3 min read

It's A Pain In My Jaw!


The pain could be from the elbow in the mouth you caught sparring.


It could be you wore out your friends ear talking too much last night


Most Likely, 

If you're a female, there are 7 main reasons you're feeling it in the teeth, jaw and head.

It can certainly be a debilitating and frustrating experience.

Studies show that up to 90% of people with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) are women.

Here are the seven reasons why women are more susceptible to jaw pain than men.

Stress: Women tend to experience higher levels of stress than men, which can contribute to clenching and grinding of the teeth which leads to jaw pain.

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that women report higher levels of the stress-related symptoms that are associated with TMJ.

Bruxism: Or teeth grinding, is more common in women than men.

Grinding teeth can put tremendous pressure on the jaw joint and cause pain.

A study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation found that women are twice as likely as men to grind their teeth.

Pregnancy: During pregnancy, women experience significant hormonal changes, which can also affect the TMJ.

Additionally, the added weight and pressure on the jaw from carrying a baby can contribute to chronic jaw pain.

A study published in the Journal of Orofacial Pain found that 60% of pregnant women experience TMJ-related pain.

Hormonal fluctuations: Women experience hormonal fluctuations throughout their menstrual cycle, which can affect the TMJ - the joint connecting the jaw to the skull.

Estrogen and progesterone can cause inflammation and pain in the TMJ, leading to jaw pain.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, women of childbearing age are four times more likely to develop TMJD than men.

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, is more common in women than men.

The jawbone is no exception, and a weakened jawbone can cause pain and discomfort.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, women are more likely than men to experience osteoporotic fractures, including those in the jawbone.

Dental Work: Women are more likely to receive dental work such as fillings, root canals, and crowns.

These procedures can cause trauma to the jaw and lead to pain and discomfort.

According to the American Dental Association, women are more likely than men to visit the dentist regularly and receive dental procedures.

Anatomy: Finally, it is worth noting that women's jawbones are typically smaller and more delicate than men's, making them more susceptible to pain and discomfort.

According to a study published in the Journal of Orofacial Pain, women have a shorter, more sloping mandibular ramus (the part of the jawbone that connects to the skull) than men.

These seven reasons are likely why you are Grinding, Clenching, Clacking or Gnawing at night.

If your nighttime activity is causing you pain

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Remember, You can solve the Jaw Pain puzzle.

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Blog post written by Frank Rabinovitch with the help of ChatGPT AI.