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The connection of your lower jaw to the skull is the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. You have two of these joints, one on each side of the head, which allows you to control the movement of your jaw so you can chew and talk. There are a few different factors that can cause you to feel pain in these joints, which are collectively called TMJ disorder. 

smiling pregnant woman in dentist's chair

It’s no secret that your body is going through a lot of changes during pregnancy – after all, you are growing a new human life! You’ve been warned about the hormonal fluctuations, swollen ankles, and strange cravings that hit when you least expect it. But have you given any thought to how pregnancy affects your mouth and teeth? If not, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates can help you.

woman touching jaw in pain

Oral lesions, or ulcers in the oral cavity, are fairly common and can be caused by a wide range of factors and conditions, including localized trauma, such as exposure to an irritating agent, viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, nutritional deficiencies, and diseases, such as Lupus.

hands crafting a prosthetic mouth

A lot goes into getting artificial teeth. After all, there is no one-size-fits-all tooth. Because everyone’s gums and teeth are different, their dentures, veneers and other prosthodontic treatments have to be carefully matched to their individual needs. Crafting the perfect pair of dentures, for example, requires a lot of scientific and medical planning, but it also requires a lot of artistry to make it look the best it can. If you’re considering getting artificial teeth, you can feel confident knowing that the dentists at Rutgers Health University Dental Associates are fully trained in both the science and art of the field.

woman clutching her head and jaw in front of laptop

Headaches have many causes, from the foods we eat to bright lights, stress, and noise. One common source of headache pain you might not be aware of; however, is orofacial conditions affecting the mouth, teeth, face, and neck.

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At Rutgers Health University Dental Associates, we provide dental braces for children and adults who may have crooked teeth that cause chewing problems, create difficulty during cleaning and an unaesthetic smile.