What is the best exercise for TMJ?
- Resist Mouth-Closing. This involves adding pressure to your chin while closing your mouth.
- Resist Mouth-Opening. You can also gently add pressure to your chin when opening your mouth.
- Tongue Lifts.
- The Oxford University Hospitals Exercise.
- Jaw Slide Side-To-Side.
- Jaw Forward Movement.
Can you fix TMJ naturally?
One of the best ways to start finding relief from TMJ pain is by simply just eating softer foods. When you eat softer foods, your jaw doesn’t have to chew as much. When you chew less, your jaw experiences less pressure and less stress and therefore gives it a break to allow the inflammation to go down.
How do you loosen TMJ muscles?
Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth. Then use your tongue to push your top teeth forward and, while doing that, slowly open your mouth, stretching those tight jaw muscles. Stop doing this when you feel pain. You can repeat this ten times.