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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

Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth

2018-12-14T06:32:36-07:00

Do you wake up with headaches, earaches, or severe jaw pain? You could be grinding your teeth in your sleep. This condition, called bruxism, can be caused by several different factors, including stress, orthodontic misalignment, medical conditions, and TMJ issues. Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care explores the dangers of grinding your teeth and discusses treatment options to address the problem. How Can I Know if I’m Grinding My Teeth? The majority of individuals who grind their teeth do so in their sleep, but sometimes this can occur during the day as well. No matter when the teeth grinding occurs, [...]

Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth2018-12-14T06:32:36-07:00