How To Have A TMD-friendly Halloween
If you suffer from TMD, you know that it can be extremely difficult at times, especially if you are experiencing a flare-up of symptoms. With Halloween quickly coming later this month, we don’t want you to miss out on any festivities if you are having TMD issues. It’s also important to be mindful of your condition when planning a costume and choosing the candy you want to enjoy. We have compiled some tips to help you enjoy your Halloween festivities. Continue reading to learn more.
Celebrating Halloween with TMD
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many. If you suffer from TMD and are less than thrilled with another holiday you feel like you can’t celebrate, we want to help you. If you are currently receiving treatment, you have to forget the memories of years you may have suffered while celebrating. We have some tips to help you enjoy treats that are not going to cause a flare-up of symptoms, treats you should avoid and some costume choices you may want to forgo.
Halloween Treats to Avoid
Remember that it is best to avoid any candy or treats that are going to be too sticky, difficult to chew, or too crunchy, like:
- Tootsie Rolls
- Gummy bears
Halloween Treats to Enjoy
There are plenty of jaw-friendly options that will not lead to discomfort or inflammation. The key is to look for options that are soft or melt in your mouth, like:
- Peanut butter cups
Costumes to Avoid
Halloween is all about creating another persona. While we want you to have fun, it is important to avoid any costumes that put a strain on your head, neck, or jaw. Be sure to avoid:
- Fake teeth
- Heavy head or neck pieces
If you have any questions or concerns about your TMD treatment, be sure to contact our office located in Auburn & Silverdale, WA. We are happy to help and we look forward to seeing you soon!