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Mini-Quiz: Causes of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

by Ron Kurtus (revised 22 February 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is an injury that can cause TMJ problems?

A blow to the jaw or ear that affects the jaw joint

TMJ dysfunction is only caused by dental problems

Any injury can cause a TMJ problem

2. What would cause dentures to fit improperly?

Using someone else's dentures

Changes in gum structure as a person ages

Teeth that continue to grow

3. What effect does stress have on the TMJ?

It can cause the bite to be misaligned

You may unconsciously clench your teeth all the time

You may be more prone to angry outbursts

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Look for the source of your problems


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

TMJ Disorder - HearNet.com

Symptoms of TMJ - HealthCentral.com

General Health Resources

Books

Taking Control of TMJ by Robert O. Uppgaard DDS, New Harbinger Publications (1999) $14.95

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Hyperion (1997) $14.95 - Classic best-seller on simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life

Eliminate TMJ and Teeth Grinding (Audio CD) by Scott Sulak, Change For Good (2003) $15.95

Top-rated books on TMJ

Products

SleepRight Adjustable Night Guard from Splintek-PPI (2004) $69.95


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