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