Do you chew gum?
Like most joints in our body, the jaw has a range of different muscles that allow it to move in all the directions that it does!
Chewing gum can be loosely compared to someone doing a light-weight bicep curl over and over and over again! Imagine how tired your arm would get – your jaw is no exception!
As you might have thought, the muscles responsible for opening and closing the mouth are likely to fatigue over time and become painful
Do you grind your teeth at night or clench your jaw during the day?
Often stress associated, grinding of the teeth and jaw clenching can be something we do but not even notice! Sometimes it’s our dentists, partner or friends that might bring it to your attention.
In addition to potential damage to the teeth, these actions can be compared to constantly holding your hand shut – eventually, it gets tired and becomes quite sore!
Fortunately, there are ways to assist! Like many other regions of the body, the muscles and joints can be addressed to help combat the presenting symptoms.
Pain through the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) can often feel like a toothache and vice-versa! So it’s important to check in with your healthcare provider for thorough testing and examination to determine the best approach.
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