It happens when
you eat something very cold very quickly. You can try
pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth to warm it,
but it’s best to eat things like ice cream slowly to avoid the
discomfort which, weirdly, you feel in your forehead.
That’s because when the affected blood vessels
signal the largest cranial nerve, your brain interprets
the pain as a headache. The trigeminal nerve is also
the culprit behind many head, neck, and face aches
that are actually generated by the temporomandibular
jaw joint. It’s no wonder that some sufferers of
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), a dysfunction
of the jaw, don’t think to ask their dentist.
Ask us. We’ll inform your brain, not freeze it!