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Mar 142013

42-15530351Have you ever thought that excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching while you are sleeping may be causing your migraine headaches?

This may seem like the farthest thing from your mind but if you have tried all medical options and medications and that hasn’t worked maybe you should schedule an appointment with your dentist.

You may be surprised to know that your dentist has a device called NTI dental that is having good results in eliminating migraine headaches.

The reason you should be interested in this dental device is that it can put a stop to the nightly jaw clenching and teeth grinding.  Once this stops there is a good chance that your migraines will stop also.

Actually the NTI has been approved by the FDA for use in the prevention of migraines.  Even though it helps a lot of migraine sufferers it does not prevent everyone from getting migraine headaches.

What is the NTI dental device and how does it work?

One thing that this dental device has going for it is that it is small.  It is made out of plastic an unlike other more bulky dental appliances it fits over your upper or lower front teeth.

You might say that the NTI appliance is a type of mouth guard but smaller and looks different than the mouth guards we are used to.  Probably the basic difference between the two is that mouth guards protect your teeth from grinding and the NTI is actually a bite guard that protects against jaw clenching.

The jaw clenching can cause stress on the temporal nerves and create headaches.  Since this occurs on a daily basis while we are sleeping and even when we are not sleeping all this stress on the temporal nerves can often result in severe migraine headaches.

Where can you purchase the NTI-tss dental appliance and how much does it cost?

The NTI dental appliance cannot be purchased at your local drug store. You must see your dentist because the device must be adapted to fit securely over your front teeth.

This is a good video to watch that will give you a good visual explanation of the procedure.

The cost of the NTI generally starts at around $500 but you should see your dentist for a consultation to get exact out of pocket cost to you.

This is one side effect of the NTI that you should consider.

One side effect that is possible after long term use is that it can change the alignment of your teeth causing even more stress on your jaw.   For a regular migraine sufferer that undergoes regular extreme pain this may be a chance they are willing to take.

If you are tired of suffering through life with a migraine headache and everything you have tried has not worked for you should consider the NTI dental appliance.

All you have to do is call your dentist and ask if they work with the NTI dental.  If so schedule that appointment to start the process.  Hopefully you have dental insurance through your employer and maybe have the financial resources to pay for the device out of pocket.

If not I would like to recommend a discount dental plan to you.  It is very affordable for both individuals and families.  You can go over to my website and review all the plans and their cost for individuals and families that are available to you.




Mar 062013

These are some excerpts from a informative post titled “Can a Dentist Help People With Migraines?” by Encino, CA. dentist Allan Melnick   He makes a suggestion in his post that makes a lot of sense and that is to consult with an ENT doctor first to rule out any medical causes and then schedule an appointment with your dentist.

“As many as 36 million Americans suffer from migraine pain such as headaches, and women are 3 times more likely to suffer from this debilitating pain than men according to the ADA (American Dental Association) .”

“There is now a dental device approved by the Food and Drug Administration that may relieve many migraines or tension headaches without costly drugs or side effects. For the people who suffer from severe tension headaches, migraines, or intense pain from TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) or bruxism,( the grinding or clenching of teeth while sleeping) relief is on the way.”

“Very often those with frequent and severe symptoms may experience increased tooth sensitivity, headaches, debilitating migraines, earaches and chronic facial pain.  Pinpointing one specific cause to migraines such as sleep bruxism or TMJ is nearly impossible. Both physical and psychological causes include anxiety, stress, suppressed anger, aggressive or hyperactive personality, or complications from systemic  disease or disorder.”

Continuing with Dr. Melnick’s article he recommends  a device that many dentists are using that is doing wonders for many of their patients suffering with migraines.

“The small NTI-tss device is made of acrylic resin and can be easily removed since it simply snaps onto the two front teeth. It can be custom made quickly, sometimes within one visit.  Worn while sleeping, the intense activity caused by the jaw muscles flexing is reduced by preventing the contact of the lower and upper back molar teeth.”

“More and more dental practitioners are offering this device as part of their practice. In a matter of days you could potentially relieve your migraine pain and other side effects from TMJ or bruxism.  With no injections or time-consuming appointments you may be able to fully regain your life, and a good night’s sleep at the same time.”

This is a great u tube interview featuring Dr. James Boyd DDS. explaining the NTI Appliance and the results that some people can expect from using it.

NTI Appliance – Advanced Dental Night guard – Prevent Grinding, clenching, and migraines.

“ Smile Arts of NY highly recommends the NTI Device as the a comfortable night guard. Featured on Good Morning America.the NTI appliance can prevent grinding (bruxism), clenching and helps control migraines. Call (212) 537-6923 http


If you have exhausted your medical avenues you may actually have dental migraines.  Your dentist may be the one to help you with your migraines.  Schedule an appointment and check out the NTI-tss device.


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