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Masseter vs temporalis muscle while chewing

Chinlet

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Been chewing Falim gum over the past week. I've noticed that when I chew hard for a while I get a lot of soreness in my temporalis muscle, much moreso than the masseter muscle (the temporalis is supposed to aid the masseter in the movement of the jaw). I think that if your gonial angle is too high, it is just a weak position for the masseter muscle to move in, so the temporalis muscle takes over somewhat. I have been trying to chew in the back of my molars, where it feels like there's more masseter activation and less temporalis activation, but it is not a big difference.

Anyone else had this experience? Any insights?
 

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Been chewing Falim gum over the past week. I've noticed that when I chew hard for a while I get a lot of soreness in my temporalis muscle, much moreso than the masseter muscle (the temporalis is supposed to aid the masseter in the movement of the jaw). I think that if your gonial angle is too high, it is just a weak position for the masseter muscle to move in, so the temporalis muscle takes over somewhat. I have been trying to chew in the back of my molars, where it feels like there's more masseter activation and less temporalis activation, but it is not a big difference.

Anyone else had this experience? Any insights?
Dont chew if youre recessed

It will cause a horrible jaw pain/headache
 

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Dont chew if youre recessed

It will cause a horrible jaw pain/headache
I think I'm slightly recessed but it's not a big deal. You just work your way into it gradually, like other forms of exercise
 

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Been chewing Falim gum over the past week. I've noticed that when I chew hard for a while I get a lot of soreness in my temporalis muscle, much moreso than the masseter muscle (the temporalis is supposed to aid the masseter in the movement of the jaw). I think that if your gonial angle is too high, it is just a weak position for the masseter muscle to move in, so the temporalis muscle takes over somewhat. I have been trying to chew in the back of my molars, where it feels like there's more masseter activation and less temporalis activation, but it is not a big difference.

Anyone else had this experience? Any insights?
its over for you cuck time to drink soylent for the rest of your life
 

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