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Stop Suffering From Frequent Sleep Apnea Headaches

If you have headaches and have been to doctors, but you still aren’t getting real relief, maybe you should see a dentist in Los Gatos. Headaches often start with sleeping problems or jaw problems. Sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) are common causes of chronic headaches. Doctors often overlook these potential headache [...]

4 Common Headaches a Dentist Can Help Resolve

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) links your jaw to the skull. It acts as a “sliding hinge”, a joint in front of both your ears. This allows movement in the jaw, so you can yawn, chew, and talk. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) creates pain and discomfort in the jaw and muscles that handle movement. [...]

9 Common Causes of Headaches

It’s National Migraine Awareness Month and as a way to bring more awareness to migraines and headaches, we thought we would explore some of the most common causes of headaches and migraines. In some cases, figuring out the cause of your headaches and migraines will point you in the right direction for [...]

How to Use an Elimination Diet to Combat Migraines

Food is one of the most common triggers of migraines. However, identifying food triggers one by one means it can be a long time before you experience a reduction in  your migraines. Instead, some people prefer to use an elimination diet strategy. In this strategy, you simultaneously eliminate most migraine-causing foods all [...]

Chronic Migraines Linked to Sleep Apnea

Do you have chronic migraines? If so, then there’s a high probability that you also have sleep apnea. And, it’s quite likely that your doctor is missing your sleep apnea because of your migraines, according to a recent study. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment can significantly improve your migraines. How [...]

Are You Being Hit by “Headache Weather”?

Sometimes, it’s clear why you have a headache. You didn’t get enough sleep, or maybe you did get too much alcohol. Maybe you’ve been stressed or have been working too hard. But other times the cause is a mystery. Did you know that it might just be the weather? Here are some [...]

NSAIDs Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

If you are suffering from regular headaches and jaw pain, you might reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) medication to help control your discomfort. Although this might seem like a normal, safe thing to do, the truth is that OTC medications can carry as many risks as prescription medications. This point was driven home last [...]

Could a Low-Carb Diet Help Reduce Migraines?

There’s no secret that migraines are linked to your diet. Foods and drinks commonly trigger migraines for many people. But new research indicates that your migraine risk may not be associated with specific foods you eat, but with the overall nutritional content of your diet. A new study suggests that you might be [...]

Reminder: Women’s Emotions Don’t Cause Migraines

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age it would have to be said, but, apparently, it does: women’s migraines are not caused by their inability to control their emotions and handle their stress. Unfortunately, because women are more likely to have migraines (about four times as likely, in fact), there [...]

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