Your Bite and Life Stresses May Be to Blame
When your bite is not meeting properly it can cause sore jaw muscles, chewing/digestion issues, broken/worn teeth, and headaches. Sometimes these headaches can even become migraines.
We can help. There are options we specialize in to help relieve the potential cause of a headache.
For “Migraine Headaches”
Recent evidence in the study of migraine headaches indicates that this vascular disease can be intensified by teeth clenching and grinding. This complicated pathway is nicely illustrated and explained at migraineprevention.com by James P. Boyd, D.D.S. Dr. Boyd has developed a dental appliance (NTI Plus) that helps manage the pain associated with migraines. The NTI deprograms the overactive chewing muscles and in turn, helps lessen the frequency and intensity of these episodes. This NTI appliance is worn on the upper front teeth mostly at night when the majority of clenching and grinding damage occurs. This is an FDA approved appliance for the management of migraine pain.
Dr. McCoy also feels that migraines can also be related to many issues including pinched airway, bruxism, cervical spine misalignment and nutritional imbalances.