Care about Your Bite - All about Bruxism - Teeth Grinding
Bruxism—otherwise known as teeth grinding—can cause severe problems with your teeth and jaw if not treated in time. Many patients may not even know they grind their teeth because it happens during sleep. However, there are signs to look out for that may help you identify if you are suffering from bruxism.
Symptoms of bruxism or teeth grinding include:
- Flattened, fractured or otherwise broken teeth
- Pain that feels like an earache
- Dull headaches, stemming from temples
- Indentations on your tongue
- Increased tooth sensitivity
Even though there may be various reasons as to way any patient grinds their teeth, many dentists have found that there is often an underlying cause. Stress and anxiety can often trigger bruxism. If your teeth grinding is related to stress or anxiety, it’s important that you try to relax before going to bed by doing yoga, reading, deep breathing, having a long bath or listening to music.
Your dentist can also identify bruxism or teeth grinding. This is one of the reasons why it is important to see your dentist regularly. Untreated teeth grinding can lead to a series of problems including abscess, decay, and other damage.
As your dentist in Glendale, we are here for your every need. Call us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about treatment options for teeth grinding!
Location: 6300 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201