Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Teeth grinding can be caused not just by stress and anxiety but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked. The symptoms of teeth grinding include:

  • pain or soreness in your jaw, face or ear
  • teeth that are worn, painful or damaged
  • others complain that you make a grinding noise when you sleep

Bruxism - Teeth GrindingAt West Park Dental we can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep. If stress is the cause you need to find a way to relax. Meditation, counseling and exercise can all help reduce stress and anxiety.

Teeth grinding is also common in children. However, because their teeth and jaws change and grow so quickly it is not usually a damaging habit that requires treatment and most outgrow it by adolescence.

Other possible causes of teeth grinding in children include:

  • irritation in the mouth
  • allergies
  • misaligned teeth

If you’re concerned about your child’s teeth grinding, ask us about the potential causes and, if necessary, the possible solutions at your next dental visit.

Contact us for more information about Bruxism Treatment.

 


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