Bruxism, more commonly referred to as teeth grinding, is not harmful when it occurs occasionally. However, grinding your teeth on a regular basis can damage your teeth and lead to other oral health problems. But because most people grind their teeth at night, many are completely unaware they of they do it.
Signs and Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
- Sore jaw
- Grinding noise heard by others
If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, schedule an appointment with your dentist at your earliest convenience.
Common Causes of Teeth Grinding
- Problems Sleeping
- Abnormal Bite
- Crooked or Missing Teeth
Complication of Teeth Grinding
Chronic teeth grinding can result in several health problems, including:
- Wearing down of teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Loose teeth
- Loss of teeth
- Jaw problems
- Hearing loss
- Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
Treatment for Teeth Grinding: Custom Night Guards
Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville offers custom-fitted night guards, the most widely used treatment for bruxism. This device slips over the teeth, preventing contact with the opposing teeth, relieving the pressures of grinding and clenching.
If you have any questions about Teeth Grinding, Bruxism, or Night Guards, or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visit CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.
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