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Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Posted by Ralph Reilly on December 8, 2015
Ralph Reilly

Here is the Advanced Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.

Understand
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Ralph Reilly through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Advanced Dentistry we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:
1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake, as these may increase tooth grinding.
2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Plainfield to Middlesex deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 7 Greenbrook Rd, Middlesex, New Jersey and consult with Dr. Reilly about this or any other dental concern. Call 732-564-7980 today to schedule an appointment.

We are dedicated to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of restorative dentistry, dental implants, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about All-on-4 Teeth in a Day, dental crowns, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or porcelain veneers. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our world class staff at 732-564-7980 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers essential knowledge and the highest quality of care.

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