The cause of your headache could actually be the way teeth meet when jaw bites together, otherwise know as dental occlusion. When the joints cause pressure to be put down on the nerves, muscles and blood vessels that pass near the head, the result can be headaches and migraines, a condition that affects one in seven people in the UK. Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter, believes this information serves as a timely reminder for patients to arrange a visit to the dentist. Dentists may be able to help patients or refer them to a dentist who deals with occlusal problems, as patients teeth may need to be adjusted to meet evenly, as changing the direction and position of the slopes that guide teeth together can often help reposition the jaw. At the Hereford Dental Clinic we offer splints to correct your bite. Call 01432 272238 for more information.