If you know or even just suspect you are grinding your teeth, here is what you should know about it:
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping, which is why so many people are unaware they are doing it. What usually clues them in is having a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings.
Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.
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Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by our Dentist through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Sleep Apnea and TMJ Solutions we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:
- Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
- Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
- Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.
Every individual in our community from Nashville to Brentwood deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.
Come down to our office at 1177 Old Hickory Blvd, Suite 203, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 and consult with the Dentist about your sleep grinding concerns. Call 877-622-1168 today to schedule an appointment.
We are devoted to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of sleep apnea, sleep apnea treatment, or TMJ/TMD treatment. Ask about snoring treatment, bite guard therapy, sleep apnea treatment, sleep tests, or TMJ/TMD treatment. Your needs are important to us.
Contact our expert staff at 877-622-1168 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers vital knowledge and the highest quality of care.