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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

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

TMJ Disorder and Teeth Grinding in Denver: How Are These Conditions Related?

2019-04-24T10:52:20-06:00

Are you seeking solutions for teeth grinding in Denver? Did you know that bruxism and TMJ disorder share several of the same symptoms? These two conditions can exist separately or in conjunction with one another. Therefore, it is important to understand the differences between the two so you can receive proper care and treatment. Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care will explore the similarities and differences between these two issues and discuss treatment options for both. About Bruxism Bruxism is a condition characterized by teeth grinding or clenching. While most patients brux subconsciously while sleeping, some find they involuntarily [...]

TMJ Disorder and Teeth Grinding in Denver: How Are These Conditions Related?2019-04-24T10:52:20-06:00