Headache and dental health

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Headache and dental health

  1. 1. Headaches and dental health<br />By Daniela Mora <br />
  2. 2. General information<br />One of eightAmericans suffer from recurring headaches that are very severe. <br />An estimated 80% of all headaches occur from muscle tension.<br /> Many tension headaches are related to your bite<br />
  3. 3. Headachesfrom Dental Stress<br />When muscles are held tight for long periods of time they begin to ache. Headaches from dental stress are a type of muscle tension headache. <br />A tension headache may be on one or both sides of your head.<br />
  4. 4. Symtoms<br />Specific signs, which indicate that the headaches may have a dental origin, include: <br />Pain or pressure behind the eyes <br />Sinus problems<br />Pain and/or sore jaw muscles <br />Stiffness or soreness in the neck, shoulders and back <br />Vertigo (dizziness) <br />Grinding and clenching of teeth <br />Sensitive teeth <br />Clicking or popping jaw joints <br />
  5. 5. Tired bite <br /> We swallow over 2000 times each day and night<br />If your bite is unstable, because of a poorly aligned teeth or a missing tooth, the muscles must work harder to bring the teeth together.<br />The overworked muscles become strained. When muscles are under constant strain, they eventually become painful. <br />
  6. 6. Musclesimbalanced<br />When even a single jaw, neck, or shoulder muscle becomes shortened, all of the other muscles are forced to overwork (shorten or stretch) to keep the head balanced on top of the spinal column.<br />We see then that dental headaches originate from an unstable bite, which cause the muscles of the jaw, head, and neck to overwork and become painful.<br />
  7. 7. Dental treatment<br />Additionally, NMD(neuromuscular dentestry)techniques are used to treat patients that suffer from TMJ-like symptoms. <br />The relaxed jaw position gives an added insight that may allow for faster completion and improve final treatment results. <br />
  8. 8. Gracias <br />

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