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Headache Treatment in Witham & Seven Kings

Headaches caused by jaw clenching or bruxism can be effectively treated at our dental clinic
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The benefits of mouth guards for headaches

  • Help to reduce the intensity of headaches: Custom made mouth guards help to reduce the intensity of tension headaches and migraine headaches by relaxing the jaw muscles and relieving pressure on them.
  • Reduce teeth grinding: Teeth grinding can be a major cause of tension headaches and migraines, so using a custom made mouth guard helps to keep your teeth in a neutral position and reduce grinding.
  • Reduce the risk of dental damage: Grinding your teeth can lead to long term dental problems, such as wearing of tooth enamel, chipped or cracked teeth, and misalignment of the jaw. Wearing a custom made mouth guard can help protect your teeth from these risks.
  • Prevents clenching of the jaw: When we are under stress or anxious, we can unconsciously clench our jaws. This can lead to tension headaches and migraines. A custom made mouth guard helps to prevent this from happening by providing a cushion between your teeth.

Sleep Clench Inhibitor

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How does jaw clenching cause headaches?

One of the most successful treatment options for bruxism and headaches is the Sleep Clench Inhibitor [Sci]. This is a bespoke mouthguard appliance made of a durable plastic that sits over the lower front teeth preventing contact of the back teeth, which in turn inhibits the ability to clench or grind the teeth.

Jaw Clenching Treatment Summary

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A dentist or qualified dental technician will take a mould of your teeth to create a mouth guard that fits perfectly.
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The dentist or dental technician then trims and adjusts the mouth guard for comfort and fit before giving it back to you.
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Lastly, your dentist will discuss the wear routine for the custom made mouth guard which may include using the appliance during sleeping to help reduce the symptoms of bruxism.

Headache Treatment Pricing

Assessment
£60
Appliance - from £395
£395

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Headaches From Jaw Clenching Frequently Asked Questions

If your headaches are accompanied by jaw pain or tension, then it may be a sign of jaw clenching. Additionally, if the pain is located in the temples or around your ears, this can also indicate tension from jaw clenching. It is important to seek medical advice if your headaches persist or worsen, as jaw clenching can be a sign of underlying health conditions.
The first step would be to visit your dentist in order to help determine the cause of your headaches and receive an appropriate treatment plan. Additionally, you can consider using a custom made mouth guard at night to provide protection for your teeth while sleeping and reduce the risk of further jaw clenching. Practising relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga can also help to reduce stress levels and prevent future episodes of jaw clenching.
Yes, there are several things you can do to help reduce or stop jaw clenching. These include avoiding hard foods that require a lot of chewing, keeping your stress levels under control with relaxation techniques, and practising good posture when sitting and standing. Additionally, regular dental check ups can help to identify any signs of jaw clenching and provide you with an appropriate treatment plan.

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Rishi
Registered Dentist

Taking the initiative to enhance your smile is often a decision that can positively impact both your appearance and confidence. Embarking on this journey involves a multifaceted approach, beginning with consistent oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. 

Regular dental check-ups play a crucial role in identifying and addressing any underlying issues. If you're considering cosmetic improvements, options like teeth whitening, orthodontic treatments, or dental veneers could be explored with the guidance of a dental professional. 

Remember, a genuine smile radiates not only from a well-cared-for mouth but also from the happiness within. So, let's take action to improve your smile and let your inner confidence shine through.

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