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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)

TMJ Syndrome Prevention

  • If you tend to have occasional bouts with jaw pain, avoid chewing gum or biting on objects, such as pens or fingernails. Avoid eating hard or chewy food. When you yawn, support your lower jaw with your hand.
  • See your dentist if you grind your teeth at night or find yourself clenching your jaw. The dentist can make a splint for you.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014

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