Jaw Exercises for After Your TMJ Treatment

After TMJ Treatment, Try Some of These Jaw Exercises

TMJ treatment is one of the best ways to relieve the pain of TMJ disorder. After TMJ treatment, it’s a good idea to keep your jaw strong and flexible. There are some great TMJ exercises out there that help you to do just that. Today in the Lynn Dental Care blog, we’ll discuss some of the best exercises you can do to keep your temporomandibular joints strong and healthy.

Strengthening Exercises

It’s hard to strengthen your jaw if you have pain. That’s why TMJ treatment is great. It alleviates the pain, so you can work on getting your jaw stronger. The best way to strengthen your jaw is resisted opening and closing exercises. Here’s how to do them.

Resisted Opening

Put your thumb under your chin and open your mouth against the resistance. You don’t need to use excessive pressure from your thumb to reap the benefits. Hold your mouth open for about 5 seconds before closing.

Resisted Closing

Open your mouth wide. Put your finger between your chin and lip. Push lightly into your chin as you close your mouth slowly.

Relaxation Exercises

TMJ pain can present itself if you’re tense from stress. After TMJ treatment, it’s important for you to reduce stress in your life. The easiest stress relieving activity for your jaw is to inhale and exhale slowly. This breathing exercise helps to calm you and relieve tension in your body. Generally reducing stressors in your life is also helpful.

Stretching Exercises

Properly stretching your jaw can give you more mobility. Try a few of these stretching exercises.

Put the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth. While your tongue is held in this position, open your mouth as wide as possible and hold for about 5 seconds. After doing this, jut your lower jaw out as far as possible and hold for 5 seconds. Alternate between these two movements for a few minutes. Then move your tongue to its normal position and do repeat the movements. Finally, close your mouth and extend your jaw to the left and right, holding it for 5 seconds in each direction. Look in the opposite direction of your jaw with your eyes, but don’t move your head.

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