Tips for helping TMJ





TMJ- temporomandibular joint  pain affects over 10 million Americans and can involve difficulty chewing, jaw muscle stiffness and painful popping or clicking.

JAW EXERCISE: touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, where the roof and teeth meet. Keep your tongue in place and open your mouth slowly for several repetitions. This helps align and release the jaw muscles.

Deficiencies in calcium and magnesium are commonly found in people with TMJ problems. The International Dental Association’s Research found that when those supplements were routinely taken, 70% of patients experienced pain relief. Magnesium rich foods: cashews, avocados, almond or sesame butter, sunflower seeds, rice.  Calcium rich foods: bananas, coconut, yogurt, spinach.

Acupuncture, mild muscle therapy and gentle Chiropractic can greatly reduce the pain and tension of the TMJ, stimulating muscle release, flow, and function.