There are many things that can cause jaw pain and many people wonder if what they eat or drink can cause the problem. I’m not a doctor and if you want a professional opinion you should ask your doctor, but my guess would be maybe. It is possible, I suppose, that wine jaw pain can go together.
More research has shown that small amounts of wine, say a glass with dinner, on a daily basis might help prevent some diseases. One thing that a glass of wine might be able to do for you is to help you relax. One very common reason for jaw pain is when people clench their jaw or grind their teeth.
Sometimes people do not even know they are doing it, they do it while they are asleep. One sign that yo do this is if you wake up with a sore jaw, neck or face. That might well be an indication that you are clenching or grinding during the night.
This behavior is often caused by too much stress in someone’s life. That’s where the wine can come in. If you have a glass before bed and it helps you relax, you might be able to alleviate some of the stress related jaw issues and awaken refreshed and jaw pain free the next day. Again, ask your doctor what she thinks. All things being equal and assuming you don’t drink too much or have a problem with alcohol, I doubt she will have a problem with it.
Of course, if you over indulge you may just wake up to find an aching jaw is not the worst of your problems, you may have an aching head too. Moderation is the name of the game.
If you do have problems with jaw pain keep these other ideas in mind: eat soft goods, stay away from things that have to be chewed, ask your doctor or chiropractor for some simple jaw exercises you can do to keep your jaw muscles loose and limber, use hot or cold compresses on your cheek, take Omega 3’s since they can have an anti-inflammatory property to them.
These simple lifestyle changes may be all you need to avoid getting jaw pain in the first place.
To lessen your stress you may want to take the t.v. right out of your bedroom and don’t watch t.v. right before bed. Also, don’t work in bed. Turn off the laptop before you go to your room for the night. Listen to some relaxing music before you turn in for the night. These are just some of the things you can do that might make it a little easier to relax.
Like I said, I’m not a doctor and this is just my opinion but to me it seems like the only way wine could give you jaw pain would be if you just drank too much, it was too cold or you had an allergic reaction to it. Whatever the case may be only you can decide the wine jaw pain correlation for you.