Jaw popping can be caused by a misaligned jaw joint, which needs to be treated by a specialist. However, there are other reasons that can cause this problem.

Key takeaways:
-  Habits like nail biting and teeth grinding can put the jaw joint under additional stress.
-  Chewing gum frequently can have the same effect.
-  Jaw popping can be a symptom of underlying conditions, like an improper bite or arthritis.

Frequent jaw popping shouldn’t be ignored, whether it's just an annoyance or a painful problem. Your dentist can help find the root cause of this problem.

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