Grinding your teeth while sleeping is a pretty common occurrence. However, it’s very damaging to your teeth and overall oral health. If you do suffer from chronic teeth grinding (the medical term for it is “bruxism) then you can’t afford to put off treatment any longer. Let’s look at a few reasons why you should visit our team at Artistic Dentistry today if you have tooth grinding problems.
The obvious result of grinding your teeth is that you’ll end up with teeth that have their biting surfaces ground off. This can lead to problems chewing food, with your speech, and even make your teeth more susceptible to cavities.
If you grind your teeth at night while sleeping, it can actually cause some serious jaw problems known as TMJ disorder. This affects the joints of your jaw and causes pain if you don’t treat it correctly. It can also lead to sleep apnea and other sleep-related problems.
How do I stop it?
The best course of action to stop teeth grinding is to use mouth guards at night while sleeping, as this will prevent the teeth from rubbing against each other.
If you have any of these issues, call us today at 949-366-1177 to schedule an appointment to help fix your teeth and keep your mouth healthy.