Why does my jaw keep popping? I hope you are not eating a lot of jaw breakers. Those things do not actually break your jaw. No, but the hard candy and the effort to break it puts strain on the jaw. It could be enough to make the jaw pop. Fortunately, I do not eat that type of candy often.
You could see the same problem if you like crushing ice with your teeth. or breaking nuts with your teeth. That’s what those cute little nutcrackers are for. I’d say that the problem could be jawboning, but it isn’t like you talk so much that you could stress the joint. Are you high strung? You just accused me of talking too much. Of course I’m high strung right now.
Are you a nervous type? do you bite your nails or twirl your hair? Sometimes. But twirling my hair should not affect my mouth unless I chew on the ends. If you bite your nails or chew on other things a lot, you could strain the jaw and lead to it popping. I do not even like to chew gum. A gum addiction might be a cause. So could teeth grinding.
I do not grind my teeth in anger. When you’re awake, maybe not. When you are asleep, you might not know except for the jaw pain. Wouldn’t I hear it? You’re asleep, so it might or might not affect your dreams. I don’t dream about being a beaver or eating at buffets. Well, the buffets dream is only.
If i’m on a diet. One way to determine if you grind your teeth at night is if you have tooth wear. Your dentist is probably the best person to ask. That’s a good reason to get sedated during my next check up. Actually, the dentist could tell simply by looking at the wear patterns on the back teeth. If it is bad, the front teeth could be worn down, too.
TMJ Exercises Stretches to Relieve Jaw Pain Ask Jo
Hey everybody, it’s jo. i got an email from barry and he was having some tmj pain. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint which is your jaw joint right there. And I’m gonna show you today just some simple stretches and strengthening exercises to get that TMJ feeling better. So we’re just gonna start off, you want to start off gently with these exercises, you don’t want to push very hard because this joint is small and it can get irritated very quickly. The first one you wanna do is you’re gonna use the palm of your.
Hand so you’re not pushing with your fingers, but you’re using just your palm. you’re gonna put your palm on one side, doesn’t matter because we’re gonna do both. And you gonna keep your mouth and teeth aligned. So the jaw stays in one spot, your teeth stay aligned so they’re not going back and forth like that. You’re gonna keep it nice and still and you’re gonna push your palm in that way. And just hold it in place. A nice little 5 second push. Good. See how my jaw’s not actually moving but I’m just putting gentle pressure on one.
Side. then after your do that maybe 35 times, 5 seconds a piece, then you’re gonna switch and do the same thing on the other side. So make sure you don’t just do one side and not the other side cause you wanna keep it even. The next one really simply, you’re gonna open your mouth just a little bit and put your fingers inside but make sure you don’t bite your fingers. You’re not biting, your keeping again your jaw still and pushing pressure down this time. So you’re gonna put your fingers in your mouth on your bottom teeth, and just.
Push down. see again my jaw’s not moving. i’m not stretching it open, i’m keeping it in one spot. Again just start off with about 5 seconds of gentle pushing and do that about 5 times. The last one is to stretch out the join back here. You’re going to put your palm on your chin and just push straight back. Again you wanna make sure that your teeth are in alignment. If your teeth are over here or over here and your moving it, you’re going to irritate that joint. So just palm on the chin. And relax your jaw. And push straight.
Back. so those are the exercises to strengthen and stretch out your tmj joint if you’re having some pain in your jaw. Just start off with about 5 seconds and then build your way up, but make sure your not pushing too hard. These are gentle stretches for that small joint in your jaw. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section. And if you’d like to check out some more tutorials go to AskJo . Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon!.