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Lynn A. Jones, DDS

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Home Care Instructions

“What you can do for yourself may be more important than what we can do for you.”

Control Muscle Abuse

  • Avoid Sleeping On Your Jaw Try a cervical pillow
  • Use Your Appliance As Directed Clean daily with toothbrush and/or denture cleanser
    • Every time you sleep-store in water when not worn
    • 24 hours a day- remove only to clean
  • Avoid Chewy Foods
    • Ice, raw vegetables, hard crusted bread, apples and large sandwiches
  • Avoid Clenching Your Teeth
    • “Lips together, teeth apart”
  • Avoid Strenuous Exercise
  • Do Not Open Too Wide
  • Limit Intake Of Sugar And Caffeine
    • “Healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise"
  • Apply Moist Heat/Massage
    • Hot towel or hydroculator 20 minutes at a time at least twice a day
  • Take Medication as Prescribed
    • Aspirin
    • Tylenol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Other
  • Do Something Enjoyable