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The Dangers of Teeth Grinding and How to Quit

2020-12-02T09:26:46-07:00

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, affects millions of children and adults across the country. Two of the most common causes of teeth grinding are stress and anxiety. When the worries of the day spill over into your sleep, the body may react by grinding the teeth. Because this happens at night, bruxism often goes completely unnoticed. Other causes of bruxism include taking certain medications, sleep disorders, and lifestyle choices. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of teeth grinding and how it can be treated. The Negative Effects of Teeth Grinding Bruxism affects much more than just your teeth; it [...]

The Dangers of Teeth Grinding and How to Quit2020-12-02T09:26:46-07:00

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding and How to Stop

2020-08-13T20:01:45-06:00

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, affects 10 percent of adults and approximately 15 percent of children, according to the American Sleep Association. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that have it until a loved one points it out. Most people only grind their teeth at night as their body reacts to certain physical, genetic, and/or psychological factors like: Stress and anxiety Caffeine Malocclusion Sleep apnea Alcohol Tobacco Specific medical conditions Unless a loved one has pointed out your bruxism, you probably don’t realize you have it. However, there are several obvious symptoms you should look for. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms [...]

Symptoms of Teeth Grinding and How to Stop2020-08-13T20:01:45-06:00

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