Are You a Teeth Grinder? Here’s Why You Need to Stop

November 26, 2020

It’s a habit you’ve probably developed over time, and has become as second nature to you as breathing. Teeth grinding, otherwise known as bruxism. You might do it when you’re anxious, bored, only when you’re sleeping or whenever you feel like it! But know this: teeth grinding can do a number on your tooth enamel, opening the door to food sensitivity, brushing problems and more. 

At the office of Dental Specialists of Darien, we want all our patients to have the healthiest set of teeth and gums and will work to ensure your oral health is maintained. If you suffer from bruxism, visit us today for a professional evaluation. We’ll look for signs of damage that the condition may have caused, such as painful or tight jaw muscles, and teeth that are either worn down and flattened, or chipped. You may even have a breakdown of crowns or fillings as a result of all that grinding!

All health conditions have a root cause, and bruxism is no exception. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding often stem from being stressed or anxious — during the day, and at night when you’re sleeping.  The condition can also be the result of sleep apnea, a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts, requiring professional intervention as well.

Professionally-made custom mouth guards are proven to help prevent damage to the teeth from the effects of bruxism. Count on our staff to carefully examine your teeth, determine any damage and decide if a night guard is the right treatment option for you.

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From a routine exam and cleaning to full-mouth rehabilitation, the state-of-the-art offices at Dental Specialists of Darien consistently offer the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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