TMJ Prevention techniques

How to Prevent TMJ

If you don’t have any of these symptoms, let’s keep it that way! There are some simple things you can do at home or work to prevent TMD from occuring in your jaw joints:

Relax your face – remember the rule:

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“Lips together, teeth apart”

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Avoid grinding you teeth

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Avoid constant gum chewing

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Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder – either use a headset or hold the receiver to your ear

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Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth

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Do not sit with your chin rested on your had

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Practice good posture – keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders square