Teeth grinding, scientifically known as Bruxism, is a common occurrence that many patients live with. Bruxism in general involves either the grinding of teeth and can also include the clenching of the jaw. Some patients experience these during the time they are asleep, while others will grig their teeth and clench their jaw hole awake.
One of the most frequently diagnosed sleep disorder, bruxism most often occurs at night while there is no conscious effort of grinding the teeth or clenching the jaw, which are the activities that lead to buxom developing. Common symptoms of bruxism can include headaches and frequent anxiety, as well as changes in eating habits and affects on mood.
While no direct use of bruxism exists, there are several solutions that exist that many patients often find relief from:
Mouth guards are made from tooth impressions and are made from a rubber material, and work to reduce the abrasion that occurs when your teeth grind against one another during sleep. For the best outcome, mouth guards should be worn consistently and on a long-term basis to best protect the health of your teeth.
Teeth Grinding Appliances
Most teeth grinding devices only cover the top layer of your teeth, and can be fitted in your dentist’s office. The main goal of these devices is to protect your molars (the teeth that are the most involved in chewing) and prevent them from causing friction in your jaw.
Contact our team today if you suffer from bruxism to learn which treatment would be most effective for you!