On The Grind
Stress, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or crooked or missing teeth may cause bruxism. Teeth grinding can cause pain or loosen teeth. Patients can actually grind away parts of their teeth, leaving them with worn surfaces or fractured enamel. Bruxism can not only wear down your teeth and damage dental work, but can also cause aching muscles.
Luckily, treatment for bruxism and any damaged teeth is available. Options include reducing stress, exercises to relax jaw muscles, using a night guard while sleeping, or getting fillings or other dental treatment.
If you think you might be grinding or clenching your teeth, schedule an appointment to talk with us about your symptoms and possible treatment plans at 248-973-8788. As always, we look forward to providing you with outstanding dental care.
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If you have any questions about this or any other dental issues, or would like to make an appointment for a dental exam, cleaning, or consultation, please give us a call at 248.973.8788. We are here for you!