The whole tooth about headaches

If you have recurring headaches, the problem may be inside your mouth.

Most headaches are the result of muscle tension. And for many people, dental stress leads to muscle tension.

Experts at the Academy of Craniofacial Pain say a person swallows more than 2,000 times each day and night, and if his bite is unstable, the muscles work harder to bring the teeth together. This can lead to various forms of pain, including headaches.

Pain is often the result of a complex set of factors, and treatment may range from physical therapy to counseling. But if you think your bite may be out of line and causing pain, consult your dental care provider.