Here is the Bateman Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Doctor Andrew Bateman through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Bateman Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:
- Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
- Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
- Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.
Every individual in our community from Salt Lake City to Lehi deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.
It’s no problem to come down to our office at 2961 W Maple Loop Dr., Lehi, Utah 84043 and consult with Doctor Bateman about this or any other dental concern. Call 18017664042 today to schedule an appointment.
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