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ABOUT BRUXISM…

Affecting about 15% of people, Bruxism is the habit one has of grinding their teeth or excessively clenching their jaw. Because Bruxism usually occurs during sleep, it often goes unnoticed until it has done damage to your teeth. Causes of teeth grinding include…
Top and bottom teeth are not aligned properly

  • A response to pain
  • A sleeping disorder
  • And most often, Stress

Bruxism, though slow and gradual, can over time cause severe dental damage. If left untreated, Bruxism can lead to the following:

  • Worn down tooth enamel
  • Chipped teeth
  • Increased temperature sensitivity
  • Erosion of gums and the supporting bones
  • Broken fillings and other dental work
  • Worsening temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Cosmetic Damage

Although subtle, there are many symptoms of Bruxism to looks out for. Check for these following symptoms, as they may be a sign of teeth grinding and/or teeth clenching:

  • Loud grinding noises during sleep
  • Jaw pain, headache, or earache
  • Frequent contraction of muscles on the side of the face
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Teeth that look flat at the tips
  • Abnormal alignment of teeth
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