Your Child’s Headaches: Simple Solutions

There are, of course, many possible reasons your child may be ending up with headaches. Some of them may be related to oral health, while others may be something your pediatrician can speak to. As for some things to consider in regard to your child’s teeth and related habits, we can explain some frequent problems that result in pain. While over-the-counter pain relievers can offer immediate relief, remember that getting to the bottom of chronic discomfort is essential.

Teeth Grinding And Clenching

This is something that may affect your child. It’s known as “bruxism” and means that your little one is grinding his or her teeth back and forth or pressing them firmly together involuntarily. It may happen during daytime hours or at night. The friction and the force can end up leading to headaches. What to do? First, remember to talk with us about this oral health concern. Next, consider the following tips:

  • Ask your child if he or she is stressed or upset and discuss any problems, so your child feels relieved
  • If your child seems stressed or needs help managing stress, seek out stress relief solutions, such as listening to music, meditation, working on art, etc.
  • Make sure you’re not accidentally giving your child caffeine, which is known to promote bruxism

Bite Balance Problems

There are a variety of issues that can result in a poorly balanced bite. Your child’s teeth may come in misaligned. Your child may have old dental work that is ill-fitting or poorly placed. We can help you sort out these details during a visit! We may fix or replace poor dental work and may refer you to a trusted orthodontist if it appears braces are in order. Remember: Excellent balance means teeth fit together well, so muscles and jaw joints do not become stressed and, as a result, headaches do not occur.

Speak With Us About Headaches For Dental Care Suggestions

Remember that we are happy to listen to your concerns about your child’s oral health and potentially associated symptoms. Ask us for guidance for things like headaches and we will offer advice! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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