Learn more about bruxism
There are several reasons why a person can develop bruxism. They include:
- sleep disorders
- TMJ disorders
- abnormal bite.
The common symptoms of teeth grinding are painful and/or cracked teeth, sore jaw, dull headache, and even loose teeth.
How your Vancouver dentist can stop bruxism
You’ll be pleased to learn that surgery isn’t required to put an end to teeth grinding. At Gentle Dental Vancouver, we can fit you with a custom-made mouth protector or nightguard. This creates a barrier between teeth, so they cannot make contact when you sleep. It also acts as a cushion to reduce the tension in your jaw muscles.
Ways to reduce stress responsible for bruxism
If stress is the main culprit, you can do a few things to improve your state of mind and, therefore, lower the chances of grinding your teeth at night. These activities include:
- Practicing relaxation techniques (i.e., meditation)
- Reducing tension.
Do you have further questions about bruxism? Need the help of your dentist in Vancouver? Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call. Our compassionate team would love to see you for a no-obligation bruxism consultation. We’ll examine your smile, look at your current health records, and ask a few critical questions. It’s all part of providing you with the information you need to make an informed decision.