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Dr. Gregory Martin DDS Brings You Expert Advice On Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you’re awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Bruxism can be a serious problem if it’s not managed, and can lead to severe dental problems. In this article we’ll detail some of the most common treatments for tooth grinding and related disorders and offer

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism refers to a condition in which your teeth grind together and can make loud sounds. Bruxism is a medical disorder that affects 10% of the population, with rates being higher among men than women. This can also lead to headaches. It’s also common for people with this condition to report jaw pain and dental problems.

Causes of Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition that causes your teeth to grind against each other when you are sleeping. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to help combat this problem. You should try to reduce stress in your life as much as possible and make sure that you get enough sleep at night. The diet of the person with bruxism also plays a major role in the severity of their symptoms. Eating foods high in simple carbs like sugar and white flour will likely lead to more severe symptoms, so it is important for them to eat healthier.

Bruxism Treatment Options

There are many solutions for treating bruxism. One option is to wear a mouth piece that stops the grinding and clenching of teeth while sleeping. Another treatment is called occlusal splints, which reduce the strain on the muscles in the jaw. Some dentists may also prescribe bruxism medications, such as muscle relaxants or sedatives, to help patients relax their jaw and stop grinding and clenching.

Come Visit Our Office

Bruxism is a condition where the individual grinds or clenches their teeth during sleep. This can lead to tooth wear, headaches or jaw pain. Bruxism is typically controlled with a mouthguard and prescribed medication. The best way to prevent bruxism is to be proactive and try to avoid situations that will lead to this condition. If you’re not sure how, make an appointment today with Dr. Gregory Martin DDS.