Author: Vincent Wan

Dental Problems Can Trigger Migraines

The precise cause of migraines has been puzzling for the medical profession.  It is believed that there is some connection with how the brain stem and the trigeminal nerve interact.  Neurotransmitters such as serotonin may play a role.  An increase in the number of certain oral bacteria in some people is now thought to make them more prone to getting migraines.

Causes of Sensitive Teeth

If you feel a sharp sensation when you have something cold to eat or drink, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity is usually caused by exposing the inner part of the tooth.  Enamel is the outer layer of tooth structure and is very strong.  The next layer in, dentine, is more porous and allows a direct passageway to the nerves of a tooth.  When the nerves of the tooth are irritated, you get a sharp, sensitive sensation.

Jaw Joint and Muscle Pain

Jaw joint and muscle pain are usually caused by overuse.  Your jaw joints and muscles may feel tired or sore after a long day.  You may be clenching and grinding your teeth at night and wake up in the morning with the symptoms.  This may happen more when you are stressed out.