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What Can I Do About Teeth Grinding?

August 20, 2021 5:17 pm | Published by

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is not something you want to ignore. It can cause myriad issues with your teeth and health. In this blog post, we want to help you understand what your options are if you’re dealing with this frustrating habit. Keep reading to learn more.

Why Should I Care About Teeth Grinding

While you may not even notice the clenching and grinding you do while you sleep every night, it’s likely having a big impact on your teeth, and more. Grinding is known to cause damage to your teeth, sleep problems, headaches, jaw pain, and more.

Don’t Stress

The root cause of bruxism is almost always stress and anxiety. That means if you actually want to stop yourself from clenching and grinding, you’ll need to address that cause. There are plenty of ways to work on the stress and anxiety that you suffer from. While de-stressing techniques like yoga, mindfulness, and meditation may work for some patients, it is always a good idea to talk to your doctor about what you’re doing. They can help you explore whether techniques like therapy and medication might work for you.

Custom-fit Night Guards

While we dentists can’t stop you from grinding, we can protect your teeth. A custom set of night guards will protect your teeth by preventing them from touching while you sleep, and lessening the pressure that bruxism causes. Talk to us about getting fitted for a custom set at your next visit.

Comprehensive Care in Cedar Park, Texas

Whether you’re looking for a custom night guard to address your teeth grinding, or a restorative solution to fix damage grinding has caused, we’re here with solutions to your bruxism and its effects. Give us a call or stop by our website to get in touch about your next appointment or consultation.

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