Teeth Grinding / Bruxism

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Services at Mint Dentistry

Believe it or not, occasional teeth grinding is common for many individuals – especially during sleep. And occasional grinding of the teeth (also known as Bruxism) does not harm the function or appearance of your teeth. However, when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis it can lead to damage of the tooth enamel or other oral health complications. It's due to this reason that Mint Dentistry provides several proactive measures to help people with teeth grinding issues live a higher quality life.
Frequent Teeth grinding may cause several oral issues including:

  • Chipped enamel and cracked teeth
  • Flattened, grooved, worn-down teeth
  • Loosened teeth
  • Periodontal (gum) problems and disease

And if bruxism goes untreated it may even lead to joint, jaw or muscle issues – including the loss of your teeth. Most patients never experience pain or even notice that they are grinding their teeth (as it often occurs at night during sleep). However, if you're experiencing a constant, dull headache or your jaw is frequently sore – this is a stout warning sign that you might have a teeth grinding condition that should be addressed by the team at Mint Dentistry.

How Do We Treat Teeth Grinding at Mint Dentistry?

There are several possible treatments for Bruxism that we offer here at Mint Dentistry including:

  • Using a Mouth Guard (also known as a plastic device that fits directly over your teeth) to protect your teeth from natural grinding at night.
  • Bite adjustment through orthodontics treatments
  • Stress reduction exercises. It's been shown that reducing stress can also reduce teeth grinding, so the dentists at Mint Dentistry have come up with several exercises you can do to reduce stress naturally
  • Medication; there are some medication treatments available that will help relieve sore muscles, reduce stress and help reduce aggressive teeth grinding

The first step in diagnosing whether you have a teeth grinding issue is to seek out the professionals at Mint Dentistry. Once our experienced dentists have examined you, they can provide you with a customized treatment plan that should help you reduce pain associated with teeth grinding. If you have any questions about the teeth grinding services we offer, or to set up an appointment, call us today @ 818-716-0297 – or simply fill out the CONTACT US FORM online.