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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of medical conditions that cause the jaw joint (called the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) to be sore and painful. The TMJ connects the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the temporal bone of the skull, which is located in front of the ear on both sides of the head. The TMJ allows the jaw to move up and down and side to side. These movements are important for many functions, including talking, chewing food, and yawning.


Halitosis is the medical name for bad breath. The foul odor may occur periodically or be persistent, depending on the cause.

Grinding your teeth?

Teeth grinding, called bruxism, is thought to be related to stress and anxiety or to an abnormal alignment of the teeth or jaw.

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