Headaches are, unfortunately, a part of life. They are caused by a number of things, which include:
Improper muscle function
When you think of treating a headache, most people picture going to the doctor or stopping by the drug store and getting some medicine. But did you know that your dentist can actually help you treat them and offer some relief?
Yes, your dentist!
A lot of people experience headaches because of neck or jaw muscle spasms, or from clenching or grinding their teeth. If your dentist finds that this is the cause of your headaches, special mouth guards can be made for you to wear during the night. These mouth guards offer your jaw an area to rest against, which will keep your muscles from spasming.
It has been found that about 70% of individuals grind their teeth or clench their jaw, so if you experience frequent headaches your dentist will be able to offer you some relief.
If you have visited your primary care physician for headaches but still experience them, a visit to the dentist may be able to find things your doctor could not.