Bruxism (grinding teeth) is a serious condition that can have an impact on your dental and overall health. Signs that you may be grinding your teeth include your teeth getting flatter or shorter, chipping, and cracking. Many people are “silent bruxers” who may have no symptoms except a progressive flattening of their teeth. Over time, bruxism can cause serious damage to your teeth such as loosening, fracturing, gum recession, and increased sensitivity.
To diagnose and treat bruxism, we begin with a comprehensive examination. Treatment usually consists of a bruxism appliance that you wear while you sleep. The appliance keeps your jaws in place overnight, preventing you from grinding and clenching your teeth.
Contact us today to make an appointment if you suspect you may be grinding your teeth.