Soreness or stiffness in the neck, tops of the shoulders and sides of the face and all part of the muscles involved in chewing. In times of stress those muscles can fire, sometimes without you even knowing, and can trigger pain the the muscles, jaw joints, and even into the ear canals. This type of pain is often referred to as TMD.

Occlusion equilibration and/or the long term use of bite guards are effective in alleviating the effects of TMD.