Brain Freeezzze…

How fast can you say sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia?

It’s the scientific name for “brain freeze.”

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!

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