Have you ever heard of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding? As you may know, some people grind their teeth when they’re nervous. However, did you know that teeth grinding could actually cause a number of serious oral health problems?
For instance, if you grind your teeth, you could actually crack or chip your teeth. Furthermore, if you don’t address your bruxism, you could eventually lose a tooth. If you grind your teeth, you might also experience frequent headaches or migraines. Your jaw and your teeth could also be sore. Finally, please remember that teeth grinding can also lead to problems like sleep apnea.
Fortunately, if you’re worried about bruxism, there are a number of things you could consider doing. As you might expect, our team can offer you a number of solutions, such as a mouth guard. We may also be able to address the cause of your teeth grinding which could help. Furthermore, we’ll be able to recognize teeth grinding, which you may not be able to recognize on your own because you do it while you’re asleep. If you know that you grind your teeth while you’re awake, you could try to stop on your own, but you may need professional treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about teeth grinding in Brecksville, Ohio, we invite you to give Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc a call at 440-526-8688. Our dentist, Dr. Edward Brandon, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and to inspect your teeth. We’re excited to hear from you.