Common headache and jaw problems seen by dentist in Willoughby Hills

Woman struggling to sleep because of pain

Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills provides his patients with a wide range of dental solutions, including non-traditional treatments that other dental facilities in the area may not address. This includes common headache and jaw problems seen by patients who are dealing with conditions such as TMD and bruxism.


TMD, which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, is a chronic condition caused by the dysfunction of the jaw joint. The joint allows the mouth to open and close, and is a complex area that includes muscles, ligaments, and bone. When it malfunctions, it can be extremely troublesome, resulting in clicking, popping, pain, locking of the jaw, and even chronic headaches and migraines. When patients are diagnosed with this condition, they can speak with a dental professional about ways to address it. In many cases, they may want to learn more about oral appliance therapy to reduce the problems associated with these conditions.


Bruxism is a condition in which patients subconsciously clench and grind their teeth when they sleep. This condition can result in wear and tear on the natural teeth, and may be the cause of chronic headaches. Dr. Michael Stern and the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills can help relieve patients of pain and discomfort as well as expensive restorative work using oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliance therapy is a popular option that is non-invasive yet completely effective at reducing the headaches or migraines often associated with bruxism and TMD. Using the NTI-tss appliance can help patients find relief.
Patients in and around the community are welcome to contact Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills to educate themselves on the advantages of oral appliance therapy to address problems such as migraines and headaches.

Success Stories

I have been going to Dr Stern for at least 10 years and have to say he treats his patients like royalty! It has always been a pleasurable experience and he has the latest and greatest technology for various procedures. Going to the dentist needs to be a great experience and I’d consider going here a must! It’s always a bonus when you get a perfect report on your teeth too:)

~ Dawn Semancik