Dental Health Care Focus: Bruxism

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Are you aware of a disorder that can disturb your teeth when you are fast asleep? It is known as bruxism and most individuals who suffer from the disorder go years before ever realizing they even have it. Bruxism is triggered by teeth grinding and clenching unconsciously, often while you are fast asleep. The first step to treating bruxism is recognizing its signs and symptoms.

Focus your oral health care on bruxism. Save your smile with bruxism and these important facts:

– If you have damaged or sore gum tissue that appears chewed, you may have bruxism.

– If you are continuously feeling additional muscle soreness in your face or jaw, be sure to check with your dentist as it may be a sign of bruxism.

– Many oral health disorders, including sleep apnea, may increase your risk for bruxism.

– Bruxism is usually seen with individuals who have dull or flat teeth, muscle soreness in their jaw, various issues with their jaw locking up, and a rise in tooth sensitivity.

– Although it is not guaranteed that bruxism will occur, if already suffer from a jaw or pain disorder such as TMJ, you may be at a larger risk for bruxism.

Depending on your bruxism, our dentist at White Pearl Dentistry can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Nadia Hamouda and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 734-222-0055. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your quest for a better smile.