Category: Teeth Grinding

Things You Should Know About Addressing Bruxism

You might recognize the term, bruxism, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you would recognize it if you have it. In fact, because bruxism is often a nighttime problem, many patients don’t realize that they grind their teeth at all. Unfortunately, the longer it takes to notice bruxism, the more damage it can cause to… Read more »

How Much Is Too Much Teeth-Grinding?

Too much of anything is bad. Yet, when it comes to grinding your teeth, you may not realize that you’re doing it too much until you start to notice other symptoms, like aching and damaged teeth. Grinding your teeth too much is the defining characteristic of bruxism. Unfortunately, it most often occurs while patients are… Read more »

Is Bruxism Causing Problems With Your Oral Health?

A habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep is certainly not going to help you enjoy your mornings. Patients who are dealing with bruxism will routinely wake up and find themselves dealing with sore teeth, as well as pain in their jaw and face. Unfortunately, the oral health troubles associated with bruxism last longer… Read more »

Grinding Your Teeth Can Do Serious Dental Damage

A clenched jaw may be a familiar response to stress, but if it becomes a habit for you, it can be a real problem. People with bruxism will grind their teeth out of habit, and can do so frequently during sleep. The force being placed on your teeth can build up, and you can experience… Read more »

Put A Stop To Teeth Grinding And Preserve Your Smile

Your smile can face trouble from a number of different sources. Your diet might be exposing your teeth to an excess of sugars and acids, which can lead to cavities and wear down your enamel. You could be at risk for discoloration thanks to tobacco use, or a tendency to enjoy dark beverages like coffee… Read more »

Treating Bruxism Can Put A Stop To Chronic Headaches

You might not realize it, but something like chronic headaches can be the result of problems with your jaw. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues can make it harder to speak, bite, and chew, while also creating regular pain in your face, neck, and head. While no single issue is attributed to creating every instance of TMJ… Read more »

Are Bad Habits Hurting Your Teeth?

While people (hopefully) are not setting out to try and hurt their teeth, there are many habits that can do just that. Some of these actions are unconscious – people who suffer from bruxism may not even realize that they grind their teeth during the night. Unfortunately, that lack of awareness is not protecting their… Read more »

Stop Dental Damage From Holding Back Your Smile

Serious dental trauma should be addressed by your dentist as soon as possible. Superficial damage to a tooth may not cause medical problems, but it can be a big issue when it comes to how your smile looks. Small chips and cracks can be a distraction from your appearance, and excess wear and tear may… Read more »

Why Am I Waking Up With Sore Teeth?

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Hopefully, you feel refreshed, and ready to start your day. If you suffer from bruxism, this may not be the case. Bruxism sufferers frequently clench their jaw, and can grind their teeth with enough force to harm them. This often happens during sleep. Bruxism… Read more »

Quiz: What is Bruxism?

Do you grind your teeth? Many people who suffer from bruxism may not even be aware they need treatment. This is due to the fact that most people grind their teeth during sleep. Recognizing the symptoms of this disorder is crucial. Dr. Nicholas Cain discusses the common warning signs and causes of this serious dental… Read more »