Here is the The Addison Dentist guide to treating teeth grinding.
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth and identified through an oral examination of jaw tenderness. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at The Addison Dentist we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:
- Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
- Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
- Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.
Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of general dentistry, family dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about teeth whitening, dental crowns, sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign. Your needs are important to us.
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