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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

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

Could Bruxism Be the Cause of Your Headaches?

2019-01-10T11:37:11-07:00

Drifting off to sleep can be hard when you have tomorrow’s to-do list running through your head. We’ve all been there, but for many people, it’s a nightly occurrence. When stress, worry, and anxiety from the day spill over into your sleep cycle, teeth grinding and clenching (or the clinical term, bruxism) can contribute to headache pain or even migraines. If you have symptoms of teeth grinding or clenching, and are looking for relief, our Denver, CO, practice can help. At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer night guards and other dental appliances that protect the strength of your teeth, support a [...]

Could Bruxism Be the Cause of Your Headaches?2019-01-10T11:37:11-07:00