Headaches and Dental Health

by Noelle Reinhold 6/17/2016 7:42 AM

Everything from stress to sinus congestion, allergies to alcohol and hunger to hormones are said to serve as triggers for headaches and migraines. Some dental health issues can also play a role in this not so pleasant pain.

Teeth grinding, jaw clenching and dental stress due to a bad bite or poorly aligned teeth can create muscle tension and result in headaches. If you are experiencing headaches and suspect they might be caused by a dental health issue, it is important to inform your dentist. He or she can help address and correct the issue, and as a result, the associated headaches should cease.

In recognition of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, learn more about the significance of headache disorders and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment by visiting the American Migraine Foundation at www.americanmigrainefoundation.org or the Headache Foundation at www.headaches.org.

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