Is Teeth Grinding A Problem?

Have you been told by a family member that they often hear a strange grinding noise when you sleep? If so, you may be clenching and grinding your teeth. The technical term for this issue is bruxism. Many patients are unaware they experience this problem because it occurs during sleep. The only way people know they grind their teeth is when they are told by a loved one or we mention it during their routine examination. If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to serious oral health problems.

How To Protect Your Teeth

Do you live a stressful life? Many things in your daily life can cause stress, such as your work schedule, activities with children, volunteer obligations, home projects… the list goes on. Each person handles stress differently. For some, it affects their bodies. They might overeat, experience weight gain, or have health complications such as high blood pressure. For others, it affects their oral health. Stress often comes out through clenching and grinding your teeth. This is known as bruxism. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to spot the signs, and treatment.

Do You Have This Common Condition?

Do you wake in the morning and feel a tightness or discomfort in your jaw or facial muscles? Do you find yourself clenching your teeth during times of stress or anxiety? If this sounds like you, you might be suffering from a common condition that can leave you feeling less than your best. If this sounds like you or a loved one, continue reading to learn more about this condition and how to find relief.