One of the last things you may ever associated with your chronic headaches is your smile. What’s one got to do with the other, you may think to yourself? Of course, you can get cavities and gum disease and other things can go wrong. However, you never heard anyone say, “Brush your teeth or you’ll end up with head pain!” Actually, there are many connections (though it’s not all about your dental hygiene). Let your Moreno Valley dentist fill you in on the particulars. If it sounds familiar to you, then coming in to see our Moreno Valley, CA team soon is to your benefit.

It Could Be Related To Sleep Apnea

Are you someone dealing with sleep apnea? Not sure but you snore very loudly and your significant other insists you make choking sounds each night? If so, then it is worth coming in to see your Moreno Valley dentist very soon. When you’re experiencing this sleep disorder, it’s important that you realize it can cause all sorts of side effects. One of those symptoms? Headaches! Essentially, your brain is deprived of oxygen on and off throughout the night. When you wake up, not unexpectedly, you may have a headache. See us for treatment soon.

It Could Be An Issue With Function

When your teeth are beautifully aligned, your top and bottom jaws line up, and you have all of your teeth, you are likely in good shape with the function of your smile. However, if you have alignment issues, you happen to be missing one tooth or more, you have old dental work that needs replacing, or you have discovered you grind and clench your teeth, then you may realize something is off. Why? Well, because the issue with balance or excessive motion you’re experiencing is causing headaches! This may be due to an issue called bruxism (grinding/clenching) or TMJ disorder (jaw joint stress). Fortunately, we can help you, so see us as soon as you can!

Treat Headaches With Dental Care

Come in to learn more about whether an issue like sleep apnea, bruxism, or TMJ disorder is negatively affecting your oral health and causing headaches. If the answer is yes, then we may provide treatment and relief! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.