Teeth grinding is a common habit that is related to stress. Many people grind their teeth without knowing it, especially at night.
The habit of teeth grinding is called bruxism and may be damaging your teeth while you sleep. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can lead to smile deterioration, tooth pain, and reduced self-esteem. The good news is that we provide an effective mouth-guard for grinding teeth right here at Wilson Dental Group.
What is the Problem with Bruxism?
Teeth grinding can lead to daily symptoms and lasting damage. Bruxism is directly linked to:
- Chronic, painful headaches
- Jaw soreness and tenderness
- TMJ disorder (jaw problems)
- Cracked and broken teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Loose teeth
Bruxism puts stress on the teeth and the jawbone. Frequent tension in the jaw can cause other symptoms including back and neck pain, earaches, and facial soreness. Teeth grinding constantly wears down the teeth and can permanently affect their function and appearance.
Bruxism is usually caused by tension or stress and anxiety. A misaligned bite can also cause teeth grinding. The Wilson Dental Group can take a look at your back teeth to detect patterns in your teeth grinding and where your smile is hurting the most.
Customized Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding
Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity? Do your teeth seem weaker than they did before? You may be grinding your teeth.
The Wilson Dental Group is pleased to provide a noninvasive treatment option for bruxism. We offer a custom-fitted mouth guard for grinding teeth. The mouth guard will prevent you from grinding your teeth together, therefore protecting your teeth and reducing jaw tension.
Call us For an Appointment Today!
If you already have broken or worn down teeth from bruxism, we will first reverse the damage and then prevent future problems. We can design beautiful tooth-colored restorations including dental crowns and veneers to restore your smile’s strength before we proceed with the mouth guard for grinding teeth.
We look forward to meeting with you and rebuilding your healthy smile. To schedule your appointment, call Wilson Dental Group today.