Bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth while you sleep, is a common but involuntary issue. This dental issue needs immediate treatment to reduce adverse health effects. When left untreated, bruxism can cause teeth to crack, loosen, or even fall out.
What happens when you grind your teeth?
The answer is yes! Clenching your teeth can generate a force of up to 250 pounds and that’s a lot of pressure on your teeth.
Often times, people grind their teeth while they sleep so they may not realize they’re doing it. During bi-yearly dental exams, the dentist will look for signs of bruxism. Consider the following side effects of bruxism:
Most cases of bruxism can be treated with a custom-made nightguard. Depending on how much damage your tooth grinding has caused, your teeth may also require some repairs. These might include:
We know everyone has different schedules, because of this we offer late afternoon and early morning appointments.