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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 3, No. 10, 2005, pp. 498-502
Bioline Code: os04023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 10, 2005, pp. 498-502

 en Temporomandibular disorder and dysfunctional breathing
Eliane C. Rodrigues Corrêa & Fausto Bérzin


This article studied the relationship among respiratory, masticatory and cervical muscles and the factors that contribute for TMD. It consists in a review of studies approaching dysfunctional breathing and TMD, enclosing mouth breathing syndrome, anxiety, respiratory mechanics changes, diaphragmatic muscular dystonia and overuse of accessory inspiratory muscles. It also stresses the importance of breathing evaluation and the multiprofessional intervention in the TMD patients.

temporomandibular disorder, temporomandibular joint, breathing, respiratory muscles.

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