Category: Bruxism

What Grinding Your Teeth Means for Your Oral Health

If you have bruxism, then the constant grinding of your teeth can seem like an obvious hazard to their health. That much pressure and friction is bound to wear your teeth down, and that can have a few direct consequences such as tooth sensitivity and changing tooth surfaces. However, when left untreated, the dangers of… Read more »

Tackling Problems With Teeth Grinding And TMJ Dysfunction

When you suffer from issues like TMJ dysfunction (TMD) and bruxism, pain can start to feel like an inevitable part of your daily life. When you wake up, you can experience soreness and sensitivity from grinding your teeth. As you go about your day, you can feel chronic pain in your face, neck, and head,… Read more »

I Think I’m Grinding My Teeth

Typically, when someone is constantly grinding their teeth, it happens at night while they are sound asleep. This begs the question then that if you are asleep when you do it, how do you know you are doing it? Well, there are a few signs that you might be grinding your teeth. One sign may… Read more »

The Effects Of Grinding Your Teeth

Unconsciously grinding your teeth (a condition known as bruxism) is a very common condition. While it may seem like just a bad habit, grinding your teeth can actually have some negative effects on your teeth and smile. Fortunately, your dentist can likely treat your condition with a custom-designed sleeping apparatus to help prevent the ill-effects from… Read more »

The Dangers Of Ignoring Bruxism

Developing a habit can be either be a conscious choice or something that develops without you really realizing it. For instance, nervous habits like drumming your fingers on the desk or shaking your foot while you are sitting may happen without you putting much thought into it. While some habits that you have may be… Read more »

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

Grinding your teeth may seem like a minor issue, but it can lead to serious problems for your smile. People typically grind their teeth at nights while they are sleeping. Bruxism, the word for the persistent grinding of your teeth, can also be marked by clenching the jaw during the day. The longer you have… Read more »

Complications From Grinding Your Teeth

Most people who grind their teeth frequently do it during their sleep. So, if you are sleeping when you do it, how do you know if you are grinding your teeth? You may notice that you wake up with headaches or a sore jaw. You could find during the day that you are clenching your… Read more »

Problems Caused By Grinding Your Teeth

Do you grind your teeth? Maybe you notice that you wake up with headaches or a sore jaw. Perhaps you find during the day that you are clenching your jaw more often than not. Do you suffer from teeth sensitivity to cold foods? Maybe you find yourself getting a lot of cavities despite having good… Read more »

The Negative Effects Of Bruxism

Bruxism is the act of grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw. There are many reasons that this unintentional bad habit may occur, such as, stress, misaligned teeth, or a side effect of medication or medical disorder. Grinding your teeth usually happens subconsciously while you sleep.  If you wake up with headaches, a sore jaw… Read more »

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

If you find yourself waking up with a headache or a sore jaw, you might be grinding your teeth. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep, so you may not realize it is happening. While it is a common sleep disorder, many people also unknowingly clench their jaws and grind their teeth… Read more »