An estimated 10 million people in the U.S. experience at least one type of TMJ disorder. Try these workouts for your mouth to help relax your jaw, increase mobility and more.
From goat yoga to aqua cycling, it seems like there is a gym class for everything these days. But as you check the schedule at the gym, you might notice there’s one body part all those moves aren’t targeting: your mouth. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. experience at least one type of TMJ disorder (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Exercising your face and jaw area is important not just to promote healing, but to increase overall mobility and reduce clicking in your jaw1.
Medical News Today gives guidance on a few simple exercises you can try at home to help relax and strengthen your jaw.