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If you often wake up with morning headaches or a sore jaw or suffer from tooth sensitivity or earaches during the day, you may be experiencing symptoms of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. Understanding the facts about bruxism can help you recognize the condition and seek treatment immediately.

Bruxism often can result from a disorder in the temporomandibular joint (or TMJ), which controls the movements of your jaw. Additional causes of bruxism include sleep disorders, misaligned teeth, anxiety, stress, and acid reflux.

There are many treatments for bruxism, and the most common is being fitted for a custom-made night guard to protect your teeth and jaws during sleep. Seeking professional care can correct misalignment in the teeth as well as address any health issues that cause bruxism.

Recognizing bruxism can be difficult, but you can increase your chances of catching it early by scheduling routine dental checkups every six months. This allows our team to assess your smile often and determine if you show any signs of teeth grinding that need to be addressed. You are welcome to call White Pearl Dentistry at 734-222-0055 today and arrange a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. Nadia Hamouda to discuss bruxism treatment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.