Over 29 million Americans suffer from migraines. The NTI-tss is indicated for migraine prevention. It is a small nightguard that comfortably fits over your four front teeth. Its patented design keeps your canine and back teeth apart. This separation minimizes the intensity of your nighttime clenching forces.
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Headache Pain is Real

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We are all aware that there are millions of headache sufferers in the world, more than 45 million Americans alone.  Headaches disrupt the daily routines of people every day and they are recognized as a “legitimate neurobiological disease.”

Dr. Seymore Diamond, executive chairman of the National Headache Foundation and director and founder of the Diamond Headache Clinic said in a recent news8000.com article, “Headache pain is a real and legitimate condition… because headaches can interfere with having a good quality of life, frequent headache sufferers should see a health care provider for proper diagnosis and a treatment plan specific to their needs.”

There are two different types of headaches, primary and secondary.  The most common form of headaches is included in the primary category, tension-type headaches.  About 78 percent of adults experience tension-type headaches, so they are not uncommon. The pain is pressing or tightening, of mild to moderate intensity and occurs on both sides of the head. Migraines are another type of primary headache that affects 29.5 million Americans. Migraines are distinguished by throbbing pain on one side of the head and are often accompanied by nausea and light sensitivity. Migraines are often “triggered” by something in one’s environment.

There are some tips from The National Headache Foundation for headache sufferers, they include:

  •          Eat regular meals, avoiding food and drinks that are known to trigger headaches, such as  aged cheese, red wine, lunch meats, hot dogs or foods containing monosodium glutamate.
  •          Maintain a regular sleeping schedule, even on weekends or during vacations.
  •          Implement daily stress-reducing techniques into your life.
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Holiday Headache Triggers

We all know that the Holidays are supposed to be full of cheer, however, the season can also be very stressful. For many migraine and headache sufferers, the season means a lot of triggers all at once. Here are 10 Common Holiday Triggers according to Fox News:

1. Alcohol- there are lots of seasonal celebrations going on and it is easy to over indulge. Remember to moderate your alcohol intake.

2. Stress- certain stress related traits, including rigidity, reserve and obsessivity can make you headache prone.

3. Pine Scents- seasonal scents including pine and cinnamon are a big headache trigger for some.

4. Caffeine- a little coffee, tea, or cocoa can actually help headaches, but too much can trigger them.

5. Holiday Foods- some foods are known to trigger headaches for many people - others though, especially those rich in magnesium, seem to help prevent them.

6. Holiday Lights- try not to stare and the Christmas Tree or snow glare too long.

7. Perfume Samples- perfume can trigger real pain, avoid the beauty counter in big department stores if you can.

8. Being Home- headaches can happen when you take a break from your routine. Keep your sleep times as normal as possible, you will feel more rested than if you stay in bed until noon.

9. Flying- traveling can aggravate your sinuses. If you are congested or suffer from frequent sinus infections, but can't miss your flight, use decongestant nasal drops or a spray before takeoff to keep your sinuses clear.

10. Sleepless Nights- A study found that those who slept an average of 6 hours a night tended to have significantly more severe and more frequent headaches than those who got more sleep. Try not to let the stress of the holidays affect your sleep patterns.

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2010 International Headache Society Meeting Features NTI as Safe and Effective Headache Treatment


Are isolating yourself in dark rooms or popping handfuls of aspirin your ideas of headache relief?  An increasingly popular dental treatment was presented at the 2nd European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress meeting in Nice, France. Neurologist, Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld presented a poster  about the safety and effectiveness of the NTI therapeutic protocol for the treatment of headaches and migraines.

Dr. Blumenfeld's presentation was based on survey responses from nearly 600 dentists that provided more than 75,000 NTI splints to their patients. The participating dentists reported the NTI served as an effective treatment for headaches in more than 90% of these patients. Dr. Blumenfeld's presentation also showed the NTI to result in undesirable clinical changes in less than 2% of patients. These findings were also published by Dr. Blumenfeld in The Journal of Headache and Pain. This is the only headache treatment I'm aware of that has been demonstrated to be this safe and effective. 

 In previous research that garnered the NTI its FDA approval, 82% of medically diagnosed migraine sufferers experienced a 77% reduction in painful migraine episodes.

 Not all dentists offer the NTI splint but it is widely available from thousands of dental practices throughout the US. If you're tired of headaches, you can find an NTI-prescribing dentist here.

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Clenching Your Teeth May Contribute to Migraines

There are a number of ideas about the cause of migraine headaches ranging from theories involving a genetic component to dietary triggers and weather changes. While the burgeoning field of migraine research continues to shed light on the numerous contributing factors, one point is clear: Migraine is a result of a hypersensitized trigeminal nerve.

Now, I know what you're thinking. "A hypersensitized WHAT?!?!" A hypersensitized trigeminal nerve. It's a nerve in your brain that has two divisions. The first is a motor division that controls the muscles of mastication. These are the muscles involved in chewing, namely the temporalis, masseters, and lateral pterygoids. The second division is a sensory division. Think of it as a sensory map of your head and face. Following me so far?
Picture the trigeminal nerve as a bucket. Throughout the day, your bucket is filled with negative input. This can be in the form of physical pain, mental stress or other negative input. The bucket fills throughout the day and when you sleep, the bucket should drain. Draining the bucket overnight allows you to wake up without pain.

What if your bucket doesn't drain properly though? If you're one of the millions of Americans that clench or grind your teeth at night (known as bruxism), you've probably experienced morning headache. This may be due to your bucket overflowing. Instead of draining as it's supposed to, your bucket continues to fill with negative input from the faucet of bruxism. 

Bruxism should be viewed as another migraine trigger but one that can be easily controlled. There are countless theories about the causes of bruxism but no one knows how to stop it. However, there are ways to minimize its intensity and by doing so, limiting the amount of negative input into your bucket, possibly preventing a migraine event.
 
The NTI-tss is a dental splint available by prescription only. It has been proven to reduce jaw clenching intensity by as much as 70%. In clinical trials reviewed by the FDA, 82% of medically diagnosed migraine sufferers experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events. Make your 2011 New Year's resolution to live without migraines. Visit your dentist today and find out if the NTI-tss is for you.

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Try the ID Migraine™ for Easy Self-Screening

Are your painful headaches actually migraines? A simple self-administered test devised by neurologist, Dr. Richard Lipton, MD and a team of researchers at Albert Einstein University has been shown to be a very effective screening tool. It's used by physicians and dentists around the world as a tool to diagnose migraines. The three question ID Migraine screener can be taken at home but your results should be shared with a health care professional.

1.) Has Headache limited your activities for a day or more in the last three months?
YES / NO

2.) Are you nauseated or sick to your stomach when you have a headache?
YES / NO

3.) Does light bother you when you have a headache?
YES / NO

An answer of "YES" to any 2 of the questions above suggests that your headache is a migraine. The questions are intended to determine if your headaches are debilitating, nausea-inducing and if you suffer from sensitivity from light, known as photophobia. Many options are available for migraine treatment and prevention. One often overlooked option is the NTI-tss Plus. In a clinical trial submitted for FDA approval, 82% of medically diagnosed migraine sufferers experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events. Ask your dentist about it. The NTI may change your life.
 
1 Lipton RB, Dodick D, Sadovsky R, et al. A self-administered screener for migraine in primary care: the ID Migraine™ validation study, Neurology 2003;61:375

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Migraines, Tension & Sinus Headaches; What's the Difference?

At one time or another we've all experienced the pain of a headache. Sure, some are worse than others and the pain may linger a bit longer in some instances but do you know that a headache is not simply "a headache?" Some may seem to be little more than a nuisance, while others may render us incapacitated for days. Emerging research is even showing that some migraine sufferers are at greater risk for stroke than non-migraineurs.

There are several types of headaches and each one is accompanied by a unique type of pain, whether it be the location or the sensation itself. The contributing factors to the onset of headaches , from teeth clenching to genetic factors can also be unique to each type. As we learn more about the specific causes of sinus, tension, and cluster headaches, as well as migraine, the medical and dental fields are also developing more effective treatments. Read more to see which of these eight headache types fit the description of your headaches.

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Possible Genetic Link to Migraine Identified

For years, scientists and researchers have searched to discover  a genetic risk factor among migraine sufferers. An article in the most recent issue of Nature Genetics presents some compelling information that the EAAT2 gene may be a contributing factor to migraine.

At this point, the science is still developing and unfortunately, as is often the case, this new finding only opens up more questions. Read the article here to find out more about what the research has revealed.

 

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Percy Harvin's Migraines Sideline Him...Again

Offensive standout, Percy Harvin, of the Minnesota Vikings has missed several practices due to severe migraines. Harvin missed one game and a number of practices last season due to these debilitating headaches. His plight has made migraines fodder for water cooler conversations and tweets across the country. Not only has it raised awareness about migraine but also exposed the average Joe's misconceptions about them.

Vikings head coach, Brad Childress spoke for millions when he stated that medically diagnosed migraine "is a thing that none of us have a great feel for. They are so wide-ranging and people report different things. It's different for different people." If you were to take a poll, you'd find that most people mistakenly believe that migraines are just bad headaches. A slew of research has been conducted by physicians and dentists around the globe about the pathophysiology of migraines. Even among researchers, the causes and treatment recommendations vary drastically.

Harvin has suffered from migraines since the age of 10. Over the years, he has seen a number of doctors for several batteries of tests. Because of his sensitivity to light and sound, both common symptoms of migraines, he's been unable to even join the Vikings on the sidelines. "I've talked to a lot of doctors," Harvin said. "I don't think there's too much that can stop it." Unfortunately, this is how too many afflicted with chronic headache sufferers feel every day. Pharmaceuticals are typically prescribed for migraine treatment. Unfortunately, they're often accompanied by adverse pharmacological side effects including nausea, and vomiting.

There are other non-pharmaceutical prevention options available. One that has proven effective for the prevention of migraines would only require Harvin to take a trip to the dentist. The NTI-tss Plus is an FDA approved migraine prevention therapy. It is a small biteguard that only covers the four front teeth. Nighttime clenching and grinding of teeth can trigger migraines by bombarding the trigeminal nerve with negative input. The NTI significantly reduces the intensity of those forces. In a clinical trial reviewed by the FDA, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events.

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Migraine Drugs May Be More Headache Than They're Worth

More than 30 million Americans suffer from Migraines and most often, when treatment is sought, medication is prescribed. While these preventative and therapeutic drugs such as Imitrex and Depakote can be beneficial, they may also be accompanied by adverse side effects, including rebound headaches. Rebound headaches occur in patients that suffer from other types of headaches but the disorder transforms over time from an infrequent occurrence to a painful, daily event. 10 Ibuprofen per day may not keep the doctor away. Find out what your first step should be to rid yourself of these headaches and get on the road to a pain free life. 

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Pain-free After 30 Years of Migraines

Dr. Mark Malterud is a St. Paul, MN dentist with more than 12 years of experience with the NTI therapeutic protocol. In this time, he has used the device to provide migraine and headache relief for countless patients. Here's the amazing story of one of those patients.

"I have been using the NTI for over 12 years both as a treatment option for my patients but also as a way to relieve my own headaches.  I've seen patients that have suffered from more than 30 years of migraine pain become headache-free with a properly fabricated NTI.  Proper diagnosis and NTI fabrication enables dentists to prevent headaches but also protect patients' teeth and restorations from damage due to jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

We recently had a patient come to our office on day ten of a continual migraine as an emergency referral from another dentist who didn't feel that their level of training with the NTI was adequate to take on such a severe case.  She shared her 30 year history of battling migraines that included seeing every type of medical doctor and homeopathic practitioner. She also tried nearly every medication possible and stated that no one had never been able to prevent or treat her migraines.  The decision was made on the spot to fabricate an NTI to try to start the healing process.

After we provided her with the NTI, the patient stated to her friend who had driven her to the appointment that she didn't know if it was a placebo effect or if the NTI was beginning to work, but that she could feel her headache starting to "lift."  During a follow-up call the next day she reported that she had never slept as well as she did the previous night and that she woke up without a headache which was an incredibly rare occurrence over the last three decades.

At her first follow-up appointment she literally bounded up the stairs to our reception area with a smile on her face and thanked us for returning a mother to her children, a wife to her husband and providing her with enough energy to start exercising again.  That was nearly 5 years ago and the NTI continues to giver her relief from a nearly lifelong history of migraines."

If you're in the St. Paul, MN area and you're suffering from headaches or just looking for a new dentist, please contact Dr. Mark Malterud's office for an appointment. You can also visit his website here to view more of Dr. Malterud's amazing patient testimonials.

Dr. Mark Malterud
www.DrMalterud.com
770 Mount Curve Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55116
or call (651)699-2822

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Headaches Were A Pain In The Neck For Dr. Woltkamp's Patient

In early 2010, a new patient, Cynthia M, 44 years old, came into my office. We ask all of our new patients about headaches and neck pain. Cynthia responded that she began having painful headache episodes over twenty years earlier. She said she'd experienced two to three tension headaches each week. She complained of intense pressure in the temple area and would normally take several Ibuprofen to relieve the pain.

After noting that she didn't check the box on her health history that asks if patients have headaches or neck pains, she responded that she chalked this pain up as being "normal" because she lived with it for so long. We talked about this issue more and Cynthia mentioned that she'd been visiting a chiropractor once a month for neck pain for nearly fifteen years.

While our hygienist performed Cynthia's first routine cleaning at our office, we noticed the amount of wear on her teeth,  a sign of bruxism, better know as teeth grinding. We also noticed that some teeth seemed to be sensitive, which can be another symptom of bruxism. Because of my experiences with headache sufferers and information I've learned in some continuing education courses, I began to think that her bruxism and headaches might be related. Teeth clenching and grinding can lead to migraines, tension headaches, and face or neck pain in some people.

I asked Cynthia to place her hands over her temporalis muscles and clench her teeth together. She was able to feel the muscles in her temple region bulge. Then I asked her to bite down on a mirror handle and notice the difference. The mirror handle simulated the NTI-tss Plus, a device we use in the office to prevent headaches. She immediately noticed that she couldn't bite as hard and the muscles didn't bulge when she did this.

 I took a set of impressions and sent them to the laboratory. She came back about two weeks later and I put in her NTI-tss Plus. Her relief was immediate! After two months, she hasn't had any headaches, nor has she been back to the chiropractor! She is thrilled. She's happy about the headache relief but pleasantly surprised that we relieved her neck pain too. She commented about how much money she'd be saving on chiropractor's visits and Ibuprofen. She also excitedly exclaimed that her overall health will be better without the 400-600mg daily doses of Ibuprofen. That's her story and I'm so happy that we were really able to make a difference in her life! VERY COOL!

 

 

If you're in the Overland Park, KS area, contact Dr. Woltkamp's office for an appointment or visit him on the web.

Willits and Woltkamp Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
12870 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913)851-8400
www.OverlandParkSmiles.com

 

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Dangerous Bed Partners; The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Teeth Grinding

That embarrassing snoring habit your spouse complains about during family gatherings may have something in common with the worn down teeth the dentist is always harassing you about at checkups. Both of these seemingly harmless habits may be symptoms of a serious health problem, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Research presented at the 2009 American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) showed that 1 in 4 patients suffering from OSA also suffered from nocturnal bruxism, commonly known as nighttime teeth grinding. It is estimated that approximately 10% of the US population suffers from bruxism which can lead to migraines, tension-type headaches, TMJ pain, and cracked or worn teeth.

More than 30 million Americans suffer from OSA. The comorbidities associated with the disease are very serious, including increased risk of stroke and heart attack, GERD, and erectile dysfunction. During apneic episodes, sufferers cease breathing for 10 seconds or more and this happens repeatedly during the sleep cycle.

According to Dr. Shyam Subramanian, MD, “The relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and sleep bruxism is usually related to an arousal response. The ending of an epneic event may be accompanied by a number of mouth phenomena, such as snoring, gasps, mumbles, and teeth grinding… High levels of anxiety can lead to bruxism and untreated sleep apnea is known to cause mood disturbances including depression.”

Bruxism during sleep may be treated with dental splints such as the NTI-tss Plus which is worn over the four front teeth and has been approved by the FDA for the prevention of migraine and tension-type headaches. OSA may be treated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or dental appliances such as the TAP or EMA, both FDA approved for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

These seemingly harmless nuisances may have grave health consequences if left untreated. Addressing these issues can drastically improve your quality of life. If you or a loved one are snoring or grinding your teeth, make an appointment with your health care provider.

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Chronic Migraine Sufferers Feel Rejected, New Study Shows

Chronic migraine sufferers feel more ridiculed and ostracized by family, friends, and employers than individuals with other neurological disorders, a recent study presented at The American Headache Society Annual Meeting has shown. If you suffer from migraines, then you know that many people have very little sympathy, falsely accusing you of blowing your pain out of proportion. How many times have those in your circle exclaimed that you should "JUST GET OVER IT?!?!"
The stigma attached to migraine can affect marriages, friendships, and employment situations. This research lends validation to the feelings of which many migraineurs complain. Now you have research to back your claims when someone says you should just "GET OVER IT!" Read more about the research here.

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Westchester Area Dentist Offers Patients Headache Relief

Dr. Allan M. Miller opened his family dental practice in Briarcliff Manor, NY after graduating from NYU in 1977. His practice's focus is to provide patients with superior care with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, implant restoration, and headache treatment. Dr. Miller is a longtime Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), an organization dedicated to better patient care through continuing dental education. Below, he shares his experiences with the NTI-tss Plus, the most effective FDA approved, drug-free migraine preventative.

After years of prescribing full-arch traditional night guards for patients with TMJ pain, worn teeth, headaches, and migraines, I began seeking another treatment option. Too many patients wouldn't wear the large night guards and others complained that it made their headaches and TMJ pain worse. I found that when patients clench and grind their teeth while wearing full night guards, they were able to do so with greater intensity, oftentimes leading to increased pain.

After first prescribing the NTI-tss Plus in 2003, I immediately noticed that patients' headaches, migraines, muscle pain, and even neck soreness disappeared. The standard design is relatively small and only covers either the upper or lower four teeth. Because of this, my patients actually wear it too. Its design protects the teeth from the wear and tear of bruxism and reduces muscle contraction intensity, reducing head, neck, and face pain.

Some of my patients have been skeptical at first but they've sent me the following letters after experiencing relief with the device:

"I apologize for thinking you were crazy. When you told me that wearing that little piece of plastic while I slept would cure my headaches, jaw pain, and toothaches, I thought you were nuts. But I was desperate - I had excruciating headaches, a clicking jaw, and really bad headaches. So, I figured I'd try. And - you were right! That little piece of plastic really worked. The NTI-tss Plus appliance that I thought was such a crazy idea has changed my life. I sleep better, I don't wake up with headaches, and my tooth and jaw pain are gone. Thank you, Dr. Miller. You were right." -Laurieanne D-

"I had attempted to use various over the counter mouth guards to stop the noise of my teeth grinding so my wife could sleep, each one was too uncomfortable... In addition, the other mouth guards did nothing to discourage the grinding action and generally made things worse as I now had something to grind on.  Initially I was skeptical of the NTI given the size, but having used it, I could recommend nothing else. It does what it says it will do, discourages your teeth from grinding together, alleviating the pressure on your jaws. My headaches have gone away and my wife is not awakened by the crunching of my teeth! If you have too many headaches in the morning or get awakened by your partner because of the grinding noise then I would skip the over the counter solutions and get an NTI-tss Plus." -Alex-

If you're in the Westchester area and you're suffering from headaches and migraines or if you just need a top quality practitioner for any dental needs, visit Dr. Allan Miller online or contact the office for an appointment at the address below.

Dr. Allan M. Miller
DrMiller1@optonline.net
www.ThatsMyDentist.com
540 N. State Rd.
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914-941-1639

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Depression Linked to Migraine

Migraine is a complex disease with numerous contributing factors including, dietary triggers, teeth grinding and clenching, and hereditary components. A recent study published in the journal, Neurology, by Dr. Gisela Terwindt of Leiden University has drawn a genetic connection between migraine and depression.

For years, the association between migraines and depression was thought to have been due to the obvious; you regularly suffer from headaches, of course you're depressed. Oftentimes this is the case but your great-grandparents may deserve some of the blame too. Read More...

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Migraine Drugs Increase Pregnancy Risks

According to the American Medical Association, more than 18% of women suffer from migraines. This statistic climbs to greater than 22% for pregnant women. Prescription drugs are the most commonly used prevention method. Unfortunately, many pharmaceutical options, such as valproate also present adverse side effects including the increased risk of birth defects.

In February, 2010, the FDA issued a reminder about the heightened risk of neural tube defects in babies exposed in-utero to medications that contain valproate. Valproate therapy, initially devised as a treatment for epilepsy, is frequently used for migraine and bipolar disorder. The average rate of birth defects among US newborns is approximately 1 in 1,500 but children born to mothers that used medications such as Depakote, Depacon, and Stavzor resulted in a birth defect rate of 1 in 20. The rate of neural tube defects in children exposed to valproate during the 1st trimester is approximately 80 times higher than that of the general US population.

Women of childbearing age should avoid the use of valproate therapy unless it's absolutely necessary for their medical treatment. Whenever possible, alternative treatments should be explored due to the severity of potential side effects. The use of folic acid supplements prior to conception and during the early stages of pregnancy have been shown to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects. Also, if taking valproate, it's imperative that you use contraception to reduce the risk of pregnancy.

Safe and effective migraine prevention therapies for expectant mothers are available. The most effective drug-free option is the FDA-approved NTI-tss Plus. It is a small dental appliance that fits over the front four teeth. In a study reviewed for FDA approval, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events. It has been prescribed by over 12,000 dentists in the US. You should consult your healthcare professional with any questions or concerns about your health.

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The Brux Stops Here; Not All Dental Appliances Are Created Equal

Do you clench or grind your teeth while you're sleeping? That was a trick question. How would you know what you do while you're asleep? Almost everyone clenches their teeth at night and many grind them too. The technical terminology for teeth grinding is "bruxism" and when it occurs during sleep, it is known as "nocturnal bruxism." Hundreds of studies have shown that nocturnal bruxism often leads to symptoms including worn and fractured teeth, head, neck, and face pain, migraines and headaches.

Oftentimes dental splints, commonly known as night guards are prescribed by dentists for bruxers. These nightguards are available in a variety of different designs and are fabricated using a number of different materials. They are usually prescribed by a dentist and created by a dental laboratory. However, over-the-counter (OTC) appliances can be purchased at drug stores but should be avoided at all cost. They are not custom fit for the user and can possibly increase TMJ pain. OTC night guards are typically not durable and very difficult to wear due to their excessive bulk. Regardless of the cheap price tag, if it doesn't relieve your symptoms, breaks easily, or can't be worn at all, it's not doing you any good at all!

Probably the most commonly used night guard is a hard acrylic "full arch" appliance that covers all of the teeth on either the upper or lower arch. While these devices do protect the teeth from wear, many users find them to be cumbersome and simply will not wear them. Another problem with the traditional full arch night guard is that it can actually cause users to clench and brux with greater intensity, as shown in Doctors Arun Chandu and Tuija Suvinen's study published in Volume 31 of the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. The majority of clenching forces are derived from the posterior teeth (molars) and cuspids (canine teeth). Full arch night guards provide the user with a large flat surface to clench into, thereby potentially increasing the intensity and the likelihood of painful side effects.

Another type of bruxism guard growing in popularity is the NTI-tss Plus. It was invented by Dr. James Boyd, DDS and has been FDA approved for the prevention of migraines, tension-type headaches, and symptomatic TMJ pain caused by clenching and bruxing. It is a small, hard acrylic appliance, with a patented design that separates the canine and back teeth during sleep. It only covers four front teeth and can be worn on the upper or lower arch, increasing patient comfort. The NTI-tss Plus still protects the teeth from wear but because it prevents molar and canine contact, it greatly inhibits the user's clenching intensity by nearly 70%, allowing muscles to relax. In a study reviewed for FDA approval, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine episodes.

The causes of nighttime clenching and bruxing have been debated for decades with no clear resolution. With that being said, all would agree that a protective, therapeutic dental appliance is the best treatment option. Consult your dentist regarding your clenching and bruxing to determine the appliance best fit for your situation. To learn more about bruxism and migraines or click here to find an NTI-tss Plus dentist in your area.

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June 6th - 12th is National Headache Awareness Week

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has declared June 6th - June 12th, "National Headache Awareness Week." Their goal for the week is to raise awareness about the plight of headache sufferers, increase education about treatments, preventatives, proper screening and diagnosis. They've listed resources throughout the US and provided a wealth of information on their site.

The common misperception among the public about this topic is that headaches and migraines are no "big deal" and many simply don't understand the painful, debilitating nature of chronic headaches. Whether you or someone you care about is suffering, provide them with this information. Over the past decade, there have been numerous advances in the field of headache medicine; from screening tools to Botox and the NTI-tss Plus, the most effective drug-free, FDA approved migraine preventative. Help is available.

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Migraine Linked To Increased Risk Of Stroke

A recent review of information from 21 previous studies has shown that people experiencing migraine headaches are twice as likely as the rest of the population to suffer a stroke. While the relative percentage of this population is fairly low, the number in comparison to non-migraineurs is troublesome. The exact cause of the relationship between the two is not yet known but if you or someone you know is experiencing migraines, this development may be cause to see a medical health professional. Read More...

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Dr. Gerald Miyamoto and Dr. Tiffany Phi Offer Headache Relief

Dr. Gerald Miyamoto and Dr. Tiffany Phi both graduated from the USC School of  Dentistry. In private practice now for 11 years, they have two offices, conveniently located in La Jolla and La Costa, CA. In this interview, Dr. Miyamoto details the benefits his patients have experienced as a result of The Headache Remedy.

How did you become familiar with the NTI-tss Plus as a headache preventative?

Seven years ago, a patient was referred to our practice from her neurologist. She had been suffering from severe migraines for over 25 years! After years of taking prescription pain medications, various doctor visits, and countless missed days of work, we custom fitted her with an NTI-tss Plus device. Within one week, she experienced immediate relief from her migranes and stopped taking her pain pills. She was so ecstatic! We have found the statistics to be true, that far more women than men are migraine sufferers. Now she is living without migraines and without the drugs that can have awful side effects.

Why do your patients prefer the NTI-tss Plus compared to other treatment options?

In addition to the elimination or reduction of prescription or over-the-counter medications, our patients love the small size of the NTI device compared to the bulkier full coverage nightguards.The NTI is very comfortable so the acceptance factor to wear it every night is amazing versus tradtional nightguards which often causes patients to clench more and can be very uncomfortable.

If you're in the CA area, you can contact Dr. Miyamoto or Dr. Phi at either one of their offices listed below.

La Jolla, CA office
858-454-5822 470 Nautilus Street, Suite 309
La Jolla, CA 92037
info@lajolladelsurdental.com
www.lajolladelsurdental.com

La Costa, CA  contact info:
760-942-5888
3257 Camino De Los Coches, Suite 302
Carlsbad, CA 92009
info@lacostadelsurdental.com
www.lacostadelsurdental.com

 

 

 

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