How Facial Exercises Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s

How Facial Exercises Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s

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How Facial Exercises Can Benefit People With Parkinson’s

In my recent column about oral health, I discussed how some symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), such as facial stiffness and decreased tone and strength in the jaw, tongue, and facial muscles, can lead to dental problems. These issues, combined with dry mouth and decreased amounts of saliva, can also affect swallowing. The facial and jaw problems associated with PD can also lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMD). An explainer by American Family Physician notes that,…

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