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.

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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Sunday, 24 June 2018