PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY - Bruxism
You may know Bruxism as "Teeth Grinding" or "Grinding Your Teeth". It is a habit that can affect any age, causing you to clench your teeth together tightly and grinding the teeth over each other. This act of grinding can wear down your teeth, but also cause problems with your jaw and more.
Common Symptoms of Bruxism
- Loose Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Cracked Fillings
- Sore Jaw or Facial Pain
- Headaches and Ear Aches
- Trouble Sleeping
The dentists at Barrington Dental Care can diagnose Bruxism by inspecting your teeth in the office. If you have unusual tooth wear, you may suffer from Bruxism.
If you do suffer from Bruxism, the dentists at Barrington Dental Care can help. Treatments and prevention include:
- A custom-made plastic or acrylic night guard
- Tooth damage repair
- Medication if you suffer from pain or muscle issues
- Recommendations for reducing stress
The custom-made night guard is an important tool for preventing long term tooth damage. If you have any questions about teeth grinding or Bruxism, Contact the dentists at Barrington Dental Care today.