Category: Bruxism

Bruxism And Its Impact On Your Well-Being

Bruxism can cause you to suffer regular pain in your head, neck, and face. It can also damage your teeth. This regular, often unconscious grinding of your teeth can drag down your general well-being, and if left untreated it can cause serious dental problems. Because teeth grinding can be most frequent when you sleep, it… Read more »

Know the Signs of Bruxism and TMD

Bruxism is the term used when patients habitually clench their jaw and grind their teeth. Because this often happens during sleep, it can occur even if you don’t realize it is happening. Bruxism can cause headaches, tooth sensitivity, and problems with your jaw. Bruxism can even lead to temporomandibular disorders (TMD), which can produce a… Read more »

Bruxism Quick Facts

Has anyone ever mentioned to you that they can hear you grinding your teeth? Perhaps you wake up in the morning with some discomfort in your jaw. You may be suffering from a treatable disorder called bruxism, or teeth grinding. While you may think to yourself, “A lot of people grind their teeth, I’m sure… Read more »

What Happens When You Grind Your Teeth?

If you’ve learned that your teeth are the strongest parts of your body, you might be confused as to how harmlessly clenching them together can damage them. The truth, though, is that there’s nothing harmless about grinding your teeth, especially if you do it habitually or without even realizing it. Despite the incredible strength of… Read more »

Mansfield Dentists Answer Your Questions about TMJ

Have you ever experienced troublesome pain around your jaw, possibly in or around your ears? You may be suffering from temporomandibular joint problems, also referred to as TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the skull to your jawbone. The TMJ and the muscles attached to it control the up and… Read more »

Dietary Approaches to Treating Jaw Pain

Lingering jaw pain can damper even the brightest spirits. Whether you experience sharp twinges when you yawn or a chronic dull throb throughout the day, the pain associated with TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) inhibits your ability to speak and eat normally and can place you in a decidedly negative frame of mind. Your… Read more »

Three Habits of Highly Effective Bruxers

Bruxism, a chronic and potentially destructive parafunctional behavior, is characterized by unconsciously grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw. Although this behavior usually occurs during the night, many bruxers grind their teeth during the day, especially during periods of stress or anxiety. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to serious oral health problems like worn… Read more »

You Might be a Bruxer If . . .

You may not have heard the term “bruxism,” but you’ve probably heard of teeth grinding and jaw clenching, two related subconscious behaviors often caused by stress, anxiety, allergies, or TMJ disorder. Treating bruxism is a simple process involving a custom-fitted mouthguard designed by your dentist. However, many bruxers (people living with bruxism) don’t seek treatment… Read more »

How a Dental Mouthguard Protects Your Teeth

Oftentimes, people who grind their teeth are unaware that they do so. Because bruxism sufferers tend to grind their teeth during sleep, they are often unaware of the dental damage occuring. Teeth grinding weakens teeth by forcing them to slide against one another, eventually robbing them of enamel and putting them at risk of breaking. Bruxism also strains… Read more »

Can Teeth Grinding Result in Tooth Decay?

It would seem that the real danger of teeth grinding is that it wears teeth down. With teeth wearing down, the risk for structural damage such as cracking or breaking increases. In fact, as your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, note, it is not uncommon for untreated teeth grinding to… Read more »