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Bring Bruxism to a Grinding Halt

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Excessive teeth grinding is more than a bad habit. It’s bad for your health. It’s actually a disorder called bruxism and it needs to be treated promptly and properly to prevent major problems.

Teeth Clenching Causes

Teeth clenching and grinding can occur for many reasons. For some, it’s a response to stress or anger. For others, it’s due to dental issues such as bite misalignment or damaged teeth. Regardless of the cause, the harmful habit can occur during the day or at night while you’re sleeping. And don’t think that bruxism only strikes adults because it’s commonly seen in children. Interestingly, kids tend to experience the problem as their baby teeth start emerging and when their permanent teeth begin coming in. Luckily for kids, the problem seems to naturally subside after these two sets of teeth have settled. And for adults, teeth grinding may go away on its own, but it can also be an ongoing issue that requires professional treatment.

Teeth Grinding Dangers

Bruxism is more than an inconvenience. It can be harmful to your health. In chronic cases, teeth grinding and clenching can lead to these medical, dental, and psychological issues:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Loose teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Worn down tooth enamel
  • Jaw joint disorders like TMJ
  • Soreness in the jaw
  • Jaw joint damage
  • Changes to the face

Soothing Solutions

You don’t need to bear the brunt of bruxism. Ask your dentist in Orlando about ways to control the problem. The solutions for teeth grinding depend on the causes, so you may be referred to a psychologist or sleep specialist for the ideal treatment. But relax and realize that bruxism can be easily treated with this wide range of techniques:

  • Regularly relaxing your jaw when tense to keep it in proper position.
  • Learning ways to manage your stress.
  • Getting daily exercise to relieve tension.
  • Psychological counseling to deal with the underlying causes of teeth grinding.
  • Medication for relaxation or depression.
  • Teaching yourself not to clench your teeth.
  • Dental appliances like mouth guards that protect your teeth at night.
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine since they agitate your mental and physical state.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex today at (321) 594-2624 or make an appointment.

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