Bruxism/Grinding

Grinding Your Teeth?

Bruxism is basically the grinding of your teeth either while you are sleeping or doing your normal every day activities. Griding your teeth is considered by most doctors both a medical issue and dental problem. Continued grinding of your teeth will eventually lead to tooth problems and head problems.

How Harmful Is Grinding Your Teeth?

Although grinding your teeth isn’t a major health issue, it can lead into bigger problems concerning your mouth, jaw, missing teeth, and other face and head related problems. It’s important to discuss the issues with your dentist and see about getting the correct treatment in place.

There are several opinions between doctors and dentist as to why people grind their teeth. Some doctors conclude that grinding your teeth is caused by stress related problems. Dentist disagree and say that it is probably due to unaligned jaws and a bad bite issue.

Bruxism Symptoms

  • Increased grinding of teeth loud enough for other people to hear
  • Chipped, worn, and broken teeth
  • Worn teeth enamels.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Soreness and Pain in the jaw area
  • Earaches
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Face soreness and pain
  • Cheek Tissue is damaged

Best Treatment For Grinding Your Teeth.

Mouth Guards are really the best treatment for grinding your teeth. You can wear them at night while you sleep and during the day while performing your daily activities. If you have problems grinding your teeth and are looking for the best solution. Call Happy Dental today to schedule your free consultation.

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