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What foods should I avoid if tmj?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Crunchy And chewy

Any food that takes a lot of work to chew and grind is a problem. Nuts, gum, bagels, caramel, large sandwiches etc.
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In brief: Crunchy And chewy

Any food that takes a lot of work to chew and grind is a problem. Nuts, gum, bagels, caramel, large sandwiches etc.
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Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Crunchy Chewy Hard

You should adjust your diet to avoid foods (Crunchy Chewy Hard) that exacerbate your TMJ condition.

In brief: Crunchy Chewy Hard

You should adjust your diet to avoid foods (Crunchy Chewy Hard) that exacerbate your TMJ condition.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chewy, sticky, hard

A diet change is frequently recommended to people with TMJ issues.
Avoiding hard, chewy, sticky foods that require lots of chewing and pressure will not aggravate your joints as much. No chewing gum. Cut food into smaller bites to be easier to chew. Analogy: if you have a bad knee, you probably wouldn't run a marathon. Chewing these type of foods is similar with your compromised jaw.

In brief: Chewy, sticky, hard

A diet change is frequently recommended to people with TMJ issues.
Avoiding hard, chewy, sticky foods that require lots of chewing and pressure will not aggravate your joints as much. No chewing gum. Cut food into smaller bites to be easier to chew. Analogy: if you have a bad knee, you probably wouldn't run a marathon. Chewing these type of foods is similar with your compromised jaw.
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't open wide

Softer foods are recommended, and ones that do not require wide opening to consume.
Small pieces of food that are easily chewed. Avoid gum chewing, nuts, hard pretzels, things that are very chewy. It is important that your muscles rest and are taxed as little as possible when eating. Also, try to avoid yawning and other extreme movements.

In brief: Don't open wide

Softer foods are recommended, and ones that do not require wide opening to consume.
Small pieces of food that are easily chewed. Avoid gum chewing, nuts, hard pretzels, things that are very chewy. It is important that your muscles rest and are taxed as little as possible when eating. Also, try to avoid yawning and other extreme movements.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard, chewy foods.

In general, any food that is painful during or after chewing should be avoided.
If any food causes pain, avoid it.

In brief: Hard, chewy foods.

In general, any food that is painful during or after chewing should be avoided.
If any food causes pain, avoid it.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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