TMj (Temporomandibular joint syndrome)


TMj (Temporomandibular joint syndrome): The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull.when it is functioning properly, the bones of the joint allow the mouth to open smoothly and easily.


  • Neck pain
  • Earache
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty opening the mouth all the way
  • Clicking, popping, or grating noises when chewing or opening the mouth

Root Causes

  • Postural problems
  • Injuries to the jaw
  • Poor orthodontia or dental work
  • Misalignment of the teeth or the jaw
  • Frequent gum-chewing
  • Postural problems
  • Nutritional deficiencies (e.g magnesium calcium)

Food to avoid

Avoid sugary foods like candy, chocolate, sodas, and most baked goods. They disturb blood-sugar levels and contribute to stress.


IF your TMj syndrome is acute, eat foods that require less chewing or that are not as hard to chew.