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Are you a nighttime tooth grinder? If you experience interrupted sleep, increased tooth sensitivity or if anyone has ever noticed you gnashing your teeth during sleep, you probably do have the condition we also call bruxism. Learn more about nighttime teeth grinding, including its causes, symptoms and treatment from the team at Distinctive Smiles of Dublin today.

All About Bruxism

Because clenching of the jaw and grinding teeth are both common symptoms of stress, many adults experience occasional bouts of nighttime teeth grinding. But if your symptoms go beyond the temporary, you likely suffer from the chronic condition. Bruxism often occurs as a result of a misaligned bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Symptoms of bruxism include the following:

Don’t wait to seek treatment for bruxism if you or a loved one are suffering from these symptoms. Left untreated, bruxism can cause dental damage including tooth fractures and breaks. Problems with the jaw muscles (known as the TMJ) can also develop as a result of prolonged teeth grinding. Seeking a diagnosis and effective solution for bruxism is the key to enjoying a restful night’s sleep once again.

Treating Bruxism

For teeth grinding that is caused by stress, certain lifestyle changes can help to reduce the occurrence of bruxism and relieve symptoms. Some things to consider for reducing stress and anxiety include meditation, exercise, dietary changes and talking to a therapist.

Some other ways to reduce teeth grinding by rethinking certain lifestyle habits include:

Custom Nightguards for Bruxism

For bruxism that occurs as a result of a pre-existing sleep disorder or due to a misaligned bite or missing teeth, a professional solution is necessary. Talk to your dentist about treatment for bruxism.

Getting fit with a custom mouthguard you wear while you sleep can help to stabilize the jaw and protect the teeth from excessive force. Dr. Eric Buck provides custom oral appliances to help patients suffering from teeth grinding protect their smiles and enjoy a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep. That’s much-needed relief for the sufferer -- and for their partner, too.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Are you or someone you love dealing with the painful, potentially destructive effects of bruxism? If so, don’t wait to seek a diagnosis and treatment from Distinctive Smiles of Dublin. Schedule your appointment today!

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