Avoid These Foods When Having Jaw Pain…
If you are experiencing jaw (TMJ) pain and headaches, you may find it helpful to avoid the following food types:
- Foods that require you to open your mouth wide such as bread rolls, apples (uncut) etc.
- Foods that are hard to bite into which require a lot of force like carrots, hard nuts
- Very chewy foods requiring repetitive chewing like steak
- Chewing gum or lollipops repetitively
Since we use our jaw and jaw muscles literally thousands of times a day while talking, yawning and eating, we place a lot of stress on these structures.
Minimizing this stress by way of modifying the types of foods you eat and favoring a softer diet will assist to help painful TMJ / jaw structures to settle down.
If pain persists then please call us at 202-488-8300 to seek qualified advice and treatment by one of our dentists experienced in managing jaw / TMJ and face pain and headaches.