Are your teeth worn from excessive teeth grinding? Teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, can happen while you sleep without you realizing it. Some people even struggle with grinding their teeth during the day. Teeth grinding can cause many problems, such as wear and tear on your teeth. Over time, your teeth may even start to break or chip from grinding your teeth. Grinding can lead to jaw discomfort, and eventually TMJ. TMJ occurs when your bite starts to shift and your upper and lower teeth do not meet together properly.
It’s important not only to address the side-effects of the problem, but to first treat the actual problem – the teeth grinding. A nightguard can be given to you by your dentist to wear at night to prevent you from grinding your teeth. Once the teeth grinding has been resolved, your dentist can implement an achievable plan to fix your damaged teeth. There are many options to fix and repair teeth that have been chipped or worn.
Addressing your teeth grinding as soon as possible will save you from further damage and discomfort. You can experience relief from the unhealthy side-effects by meeting with your dentist and finding out the best solution to prevent teeth grinding. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with your dentist and start down the road to relief from teeth grinding!