Tension Headache and Tooth Wear Prevention

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We all know that cavities can lead to tooth pain, but did you know that they can … as the (often uneven) wear on your teeth creates more tension in your jaw and face. … Sometimes all it takes is a brief course of orthodontic treatment, … Is Desensitizing Toothpaste a Long Term Solution for Sensitive Teeth

The letters TMJ are short for ‘temporo-mandibular joint’, which is the joint connecting your lower jaw and your skull. The movement in this joint lets you open and close your mouth and chew from side to side.

If your jaw is in the wrong position, the muscles that move the jaw have to work a lot harder and can get tired. This leads to muscle spasm. The main symptoms are continual headaches or migraine, especially first thing in the morning; pain behind your eyes; sinus pain and pains in your neck and shoulders. Sometimes even back muscles are involved.

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