Teeth Grinding Solutions San Tan Valley AZ

 

 

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding is caused by stress and anxiety but also by sleep disorders, abnormal bites, or even teeth that are missing or crooked.  The Journal of the American Dental Association also suggests that teeth grinding is associated with alcohol and tobacco use.  A person who drinks or smokes is twice and likely to grind their teeth. 

 

 

 

Symptoms of teeth grinding can include:

 

The great thing is that your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard that can protect your teeth while you sleep.  Some dentists may even recommend taking a muscle relaxant before you go to bed.  If stress is the cause of the grinding, you need to find a way to relax.  Some options can be meditation, counseling and exercise. #smilewithconfidence

 

Teeth grinding is common in children.  The thing is, their teeth and jaws change and grow so quickly that usually it is not a damaging habit and many outgrow it by adolescence.  With adults, teeth grinding is usually the result of stress.  This isn’t usually true with children.  For children, the causes may include:

 

 

If you have any concerns about your child’s teeth grinding, make sure you ask your dentist about what could be causing it and if there are any solutions you could consider.  If you are struggling with bruxism, reach out to us today at #martindental.  We can help you discover the cause and hopefully find a solution that works! 

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