Teeth Grinding Solutions for High Point
Bruxism is the proper term for teeth grinding. Many patients grind their teeth occasionally, but chronic teeth grinding puts the teeth and jaw at risk.
If you continually grind your teeth, consciously or subconsciously, you should seek bruxism treatment. The Crystal Dental Group will assess your teeth to see the extent of the damage and your best option for treatment.
Who has Bruxism?
Many are unaware that they have bruxism because they grind their teeth during sleep. Bruxism can also occur during waking hours in some patients. Some of the factors that may exacerbate teeth grinding include:
- Sleep disorders
Children or toddlers may begin teeth grinding during a cold, infection, or an earache. Stress often causes adults to begin grinding their teeth.
Why is Bruxism Bad for my Smile?
Chronic bruxism causes problems for your teeth and jaw. Tooth problems related to bruxism include:
- Tooth fracture
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
Teeth grinding over the years will lead to lots of dental work. Patients with bruxism eventually need crowns to protect their worn-down teeth or implants to replace severely damaged teeth.
Bruxism also affects your jaw. It can lead to:
- Ringing in the ears
- Hearing loss
- Change of facial appearance
- TMJ disorder
- Jaw pain
End Bruxism with Crystal Dental Group
We have helped countless patients end their bruxism habits and protect their healthy smiles. When you come into our office, we will analyze your teeth for teeth grinding and then recommend treatment options.
Patients see great success with our mouth guard for grinding teeth. We create a custom mouth guard for grinding teeth that is fitted to your mouth. You should wear your mouth guard for grinding teeth during sleep so that you do not wear down your teeth or damage your jaw.
Some of the other ways you can reduce teeth grinding include:
- Avoid alcohol
- Cut back on caffeine
- Don’t chew on anything that is not food
- Relax your jaw with massage and warm towels
Our North Carolina team looks forward to giving you our best smile. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today if you are in the High Point – Jamestown area.