Bruxism is a dental condition involving the chronic grinding and clenching of teeth, and it is one of the largest contributing factors to tooth damage. While it can occur at any time, bruxism is more common at night while you are asleep. Bruxism is frequently misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed due to the fact that it is one of several potential causes of tooth wear.
When untreated, bruxism can cause a number of oral health problems, including:
If you are diagnosed with bruxism, our dentists will carefully evaluate your teeth and lifestyle habits to determine the right type of treatment for you. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include anything from relaxation exercises to oral appliances such as night guards. After bringing your bruxism under control and halting any further damage from occurring, our dentists and team will work with you to create a treatment plan that can fully restore the appearance and health of your smile.
For more information about bruxism and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, give us a call today!