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Health Tip: When Your Mouth Makes Your Head Hurt

Poorly aligned jaw can give you a headache

(HealthDay News) -- One in eight Americans suffers from headaches, according to the U.S. Army Medical Department. While diet, stress and fatigue can be leading causes, a poorly aligned bite or missing teeth can also lead to frequent headaches.

Signs that your mouth may be causing your headaches include:

  • Pain behind the eyes.
  • Sore jaw muscles.
  • Teeth grinding.
  • Clicking or popping of jaw joints.
  • Head or scalp that's painful to the touch.
  • Earaches or ringing in the ears.
  • Neck shoulder or back pain.
  • Dizziness.

If you suffer from frequent headaches and have these symptoms, speak to your dentist. The problem may be easy to treat.

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