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Evidence shows that older Americans are at risk for greater oral health problems than other groups because of age and the inability to get to a dentistís office due to an existing medical condition or lack of transportation.



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Snap, Crackle, Pop: Is That Your Jaw?

 
Chapter: TMJ Symptoms

 

  • Clicking and/or difficulty when opening and closing mouth
  • Frequent headaches
  • Neck and/or shoulder pain
  • Sensitive teeth when no dental problems can be found
  • Jaw pain or stiff jaw when chewing, biting, eating or yawning
  • Earaches without an infection

Updated: November 2008

 
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