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... Try practicing this........lips together......teeth apart....tonuge against the roof of your mouth. Rest the tip of your tongue on the piece of skin behind your front teeth. That position is a natural, resting, position. ... (9 replies)
... were quite different, the first thing she did, rather amazingly, was show me how to find my natural jaw position again, which I've pretty much lost this year due to my teeth height changing so. ... (0 replies)
Deformed face tmd
May 11, 2017
... There is a possibility that both of these would create some space and potentially let your jaw relax to a more natural position. ... (2 replies)

... on to all that, I also had an upper sleep splint that I wore at night. It was designed with a slanted wedge in the front which held my lower jaw in that forward position and prevented me from bruxing. Over time, I came to love it. I cried when I had to ditch it during phase 2. ... (12 replies)
TMJ doesn't end...
Jul 10, 2013
... it will become a natural position. I also press my tongue into that spot while driving to keep from "clenching.". Crazy such a small movement can relax so much! ... (9 replies)
... Hi JenPlus2, I know that dealing with this TMJ stuff can be extremely frustrating. It is made even worse since there really isn't a "specialty" in this area and neither the medical nor dental fields take it fully on. It really takes finding those precious few practicioners who have taken on the time and cost of further education in this area. This is especially true... (14 replies)
Appliance Fitting
Jan 26, 2009
... and that both the canines and last upper tooth on the oppostie side had a relationship that needed to be balanced and in unison for the tongue to work properly which in turn forces the jaw to move correctly. ... (80 replies)
Dec 29, 2008
... LTC, besides the back ceramic crowns I have my natural 8 lower fronts and the rest teeth are prepared, therefore temps should be on them! ... (76 replies)
... some teeth basically were filed so the side toward the tongue are shorter than the sides facing the cheeks and other are the exact opposite giving me the impression my teeth go in differnt directions. ... (30 replies)
LTC - how are you?
Aug 20, 2008
... enough that I could put my tongue through it if behind the front teeth were open. ... (93 replies)
TL- how are you
Jun 17, 2008
... whatever they are called. I think though the vertical dimension needs to be based on your either your tm joint position or cranial plates though. ... (76 replies)
... ve become over stimulated or productive due to inflamation caused my the muscular dysfunction. Another could be that your jaw is deviated or mispositioned so the tongue can not function properly and the natural reflex of swallowing to clear the mouth of saliva when the jaw is in the resting position is interferred with. ... (8 replies)
... Along with all of this I had the somewhat standard jaw deviation to one side and my tongue seemd to be stuck on that side as well. ... (15 replies)
What should I do?
May 24, 2008
... perhaps slighty shorter than your natural tooth was. ... (9 replies)
... Night guards are generally used to provide protection to the teeth from clenching and grinding while sleeping. They may also help keep the jaw in a relaxed position by providing more secure contact between teeth. Some guards are designed though to remove pressure from the back teeth and vice versa. ... (7 replies)
... the change in head position can often help unclog the ear canals. ... (14 replies)
... dren, never had fillings or any type of repair work work like crowns or bridges, cosmetic procedures, poor dental work that could slowly change their bite or jaw position over time, never had perio problems or bone recession, etc. ... (3 replies)
... the tongue will rest against the roof of your mouth, maybe the tip will touch the ridge behind your upper teeth, and the teeth WILL NOT be touching.... ... (6 replies)
Dec 10, 2004
... Use what heidi recommended.......lips together, teeth apart, tongue against the roof of your mouth. I have "made" myself do this position as my natural way of holding my teeth instead of my teeth always clenched together. ... (3 replies)
... Also, be conscious of where your tongue is in your mouth when you're relaxed. If you say the word 'none' you will find the natural position for it's resting place. Try doing it once an hour to retrain your tongue.... ... (4 replies)

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