Posted On 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
by Bruce Kanehl
Temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, pain can be frustrating to live with at any time of the year. And it can be even more frustrating to live with in the cold-weather winter months. That's because muscles have a tendency to constrict in the cold, which can make the TMJ joint work harder to perform routine bodily functions like chewing, yawning and smiling.
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of TMJ
What can you do to keep pain and discomfort at bay this winter? You could become a "snowbird" and spend your winters somewhere warm, but that's obviously not a realistic option for many. Here's a closer look at some other, more realistic, options:
Read our list of more TMJ home remedies here.
For more information on what to eat and how to care for your mouth this holiday season, contact Kanehl Dental today.
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