Here is the Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with 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.
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Steven Gustafson 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 Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, 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 Detroit to Royal Oak deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.
It’s no problem to come down to our office at 940 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 and consult with Dr. Gustafson about this or any other dental concern. Call 248-541-8770 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 cosmetic dentistry, teeth cleaning, or Invisalign clear braces. Ask about dentures, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, or dental implants. Your needs are important to us.
Contact our friendly staff at 248-541-8770 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.
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