Your Smile and Bruxism

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If you are suffering from bruxism, it can often be linked to underlying issues within your mouth that are causing you problems with your oral health. Because bruxism occurs when your grind or clench your teeth at night, in order to effectively treat it properly, you may need to make sure that appropriate oral appliances or preventative techniques can be used.

Bruxism can often be an issue because as you age, so too can your teeth. Because your teeth can slowly begin to wear down, it could be linked to aging or even an underlying condition such as bruxism. If you’re suffering from bruxism, it means you’re grinding your teeth as you sleep, and if they’re already brittle, they can end up fracturing or splitting. Spotting bruxism includes being aware of signs and symptoms that may be present.

If you notice that your teeth are beginning to be flattened or worn down, or if you are suffering from jaw and facial pain, it could be the first sign of bruxism. Other common issues associated with bruxism include headaches, earaches, cheek tissue damage or any damage to your tongue that is often first visible when you wake up in the morning.

If you would like more information about bruxism symptom detection and prevention or would like to schedule an appointment with Howe Dental, you can call us at 801-776-1240. Dr. Chad Howe and our entire team here at our dentist office in Roy, Utah, look forward to seeing you.