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A 22-year-old male asked:

Stopped smiling or laughing for a while after having bone graft and stitches, and got into a habit. does it weaken facial muscle which protect jaws?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
SMILE AGAIN: that will "tone up" those muscles again in no time! SMILE a LOT Hope this helps! Dr Z
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