Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Categories: Oral Health

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Here is the Mason Cosmetic & Family 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. Scott Mason 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 Mason Cosmetic & Family 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 in the Grapevine area 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 801 W Wall St, Grapevine, Texas and consult with Dr. Mason about this or any other dental concern. Call 817-912-5710 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 cosmetic dentistry, CEREC same day porcelain crowns, or dental implants. Ask about periodontal disease treatment, cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations, sedation dentistry, or implant-supported dentures. Your needs are essential to us.

Contact our excellent staff at 817-912-5710 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers essential knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Scott Mason
Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
801 W Wall St
Grapevine, Texas 76051
817-912-5710