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Lifestyle Adjustments and Treatments for Teeth Grinding

2020-05-15T07:06:31-06:00

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is often characterized by jaw stiffness or soreness, dental sensitivity, and tension headaches. Sound familiar? Because teeth grinding occurs mostly at night, most people don’t realize they suffer from it. Visit an experienced dentist today if you are experiencing any of those symptoms. Other side effects of teeth grinding include: Facial muscle fatigue Interrupted sleep Facial swelling Loose teeth Tooth pain Damaged fillings Gum tenderness Gum recession Popping or clicking of the jaw Neck stiffness When you visit a dentist, he or she will ask about your symptoms and conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, [...]

Lifestyle Adjustments and Treatments for Teeth Grinding2020-05-15T07:06:31-06:00

What are the negative effects of teeth grinding?

2019-10-15T09:34:27-06:00

Teeth grinding can be annoying for both you and those around you, but annoyance is hardly the biggest negative of the habit. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can be a symptom of a larger problem such as stress or malocclusion (bite misalignment). And if you don’t stop grinding your teeth, it can lead to some serious issues. At Metropolitan Dental Care, our dentists are experts at treating bruxism. We will determine the cause of your bruxism and offer solutions to help keep you from clenching and grinding your teeth. Here are the negative effects of teeth grinding that we will treat [...]

What are the negative effects of teeth grinding?2019-10-15T09:34:27-06:00

How to Treat Stress-Induced Teeth Grinding

2019-09-10T13:04:51-06:00

How do you deal with stress? Do you eat unhealthy foods? Sleep? Binge-watch a Netflix show? If you aren’t dealing with your stress in a healthy way, it may lead to another issue: teeth grinding. Also known as bruxism, this condition affects 10% of the population. That’s nearly 33 million people in America alone. Teeth grinding may be due to an underlying cause such as TMJ, but even then, stress can make the symptoms worse. If you occasionally wake up with a dull headache, stiff jaw, or sensitive teeth, you might be grinding your teeth. At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer the [...]

How to Treat Stress-Induced Teeth Grinding2019-09-10T13:04:51-06:00