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TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder)


Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a jaw problem that causes difficulty chewing. Studies have indicated the following as the main causes of this syndrome:
Bruxism (teeth grinding);
Jaw injury following an accident or trauma;
Osteoarthritis or polyarthritis at the TMJ level;


Repeat the procedure below three times a day:
1. Apply a cold ice pack to the TMJ area for 5 minutes;
2. Subsequently, gently open and close your mouth for 3 minutes;
3. Finish by applying a hot compress for 5 minutes.
Eat soft foods that will prevent stress on the TMJ area (i.e. yogurt, puree, cottage cheese, soup, fish, cooked fruits, and cooked vegetables;
Avoid hard foods or those that require opening your mouth very wide;

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