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Fender-benders: Source of TMD?

 
Chapter: Alleviate Stress to Lessen TMD Pain

During stressful periods, when TMD symptoms appear, he advises avoiding chewing gum and selecting softer foods to decrease the use of the jaw muscles. Just put your tongue between your teeth or at the top of your mouth to keep your teeth apart.

 

People who experience head and neck trauma during a car accident need to see their dentist to have their jaw checked for TMD symptoms.

 

Updated: November 2008