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TMJ Disorder Prevention


There are no guidelines for preventing TMD. If you have TMD, the following may help prevent symptoms:

  • Ask your dentist if you need a night guard for grinding and clenching of the teeth.
  • Try to limit jaw movements. Learn to relax your jaw. Block a yawn by putting your fist under your chin.
  • Avoid extensive movements of the jaw.
  • Don't chew gum.
  • Learn relaxation techniques. Develop effective ways to cope with stress.

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