Return to →

Watch out for those giant burgers

Back in July, there were a number of press reports about this news out of Taiwan: “giant” hamburgers were causing jaw injuries, and Taiwanese dentists were getting concerned.

Apparently, the dentists noticed an increase in cases of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ), and the common cause seemed to be eight-centimeter-tall burgers being served in Taiwan’s fast food restaurants.  TMJ is a serious jaw condition that often requires treatment and physical muscular rehab.

So should we really be on the lookout for giant burgers?  Yes!  Always chop your food down to size.  Anyway, it looks better to your dining companions.


Tags: , , , , , ,

Post Author

This post was written by who has written 12 posts on The Practice SF Blog.

Paola Guglielmoni, DDS, MS, is a periodontist and a partner in The Practice SF. She earned her dental degree in her native Italy and worked as a general dentist in Genova. Dr. Guglielmoni moved to the USA and received her DDS from Loma Linda University where she also completed her Certificate in Periodontics and Masters Degree in Oral Biology. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Periodontology at UCSF. Dr. Guglielmoni is a member of several professional organizations including The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontics, The Academy of Osseointegration, and the California Society of Periodontists.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply