When talking about lower back pain, we’re not inclined to think that the clenching of our teeth could have a negative repercussion.
Our jaws (maxillary and mandible) are linked to our anterior and posterior muscular chains. As such, it would be impossible to display an outburst of strength without having our jawbones in contact.
Tip Number 1 – Red Dots
Use six red dots that you will alternate every six weeks. Position them in different areas of your house and working area at the level of your eyes. The red dots are meant to be used as a visual cue, so that when you see the dot, you become aware that your teeth are in contact. Immediately stop and move on to tip number two.
Tip Number 2 – Tongue Posture
When catching yourself clenching, position your tongue on the roof of your pallet for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. This simple exercise will recondition your tongue posture and help you throughout your day by decreasing your clenching habits.
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