Mark Duncan, DDS
Headaches Can be Caused by Your Bite
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, pain costs American businesses $100 billion annually in lost workdays, medical expenses and other benefits. It’s no easier on the thousands of workers who remain home from their jobs every day due to debilitating neck and head pain resulting from migraine or tension headaches. Here’s a thought to chew on: the pain keeping you from work may be caused by your bite. The basic problem is that the muscles of the face, head and neck have to close the jaws so that the teeth all touch together. If teeth are missing, in the wrong place, or have had a lot of dental work over the years, they may force the jaws and muscles into a position that strains the system. Unfortunately this means that most adults are at risk for this now or in the future.
Clinical Director at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies joins Rochelle to talk about what can be done to alleviate your pain.
Dr. Mark Duncan, DDS, LVIF is a clinical director at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). He holds Diplomat status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and recently was elected to Board of Directors of the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics. Prior to joining LVI, Dr. Duncan practiced neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry in Oklahoma.