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Are you a tooth grinder? Has anyone ever commented that you clench or grind your teeth while you sleep? Although this may be seen as something that’s not that big of a deal, it’s actually a serious oral health disorder known as bruxism. Sleep bruxism is a common cause of teeth grinding that occurs while you sleep. To determine if you are suffering from bruxism, look for the signs.

It’s not every day that your smile may begin to wear down due to oral health risks such as bruxism. However, it actually can happen every day, so you need to make sure you’re taking the necessary steps to detect it when it arises. Numerous symptoms associated with bruxism damage include physical ailments such as flat or worn teeth or chipped and cracked teeth that have no other causes or potential risk factors for why they are damaged.

Numerous ailments exist which can leave painful symptoms or physical damage in its place. If you know you have cheek tissue damage due to always grinding your teeth, it may be linked to bruxism. Other common symptoms include indentations on your tongue, pains, and sores across your face and jaw, as well as earaches and headaches. For additional help with your bruxism, or to receive a bruxism treatment such as a night guard or a bite plate, visit your dentist.

If you are in need of bruxism treatments, you are welcome to book an appointment with Creative Smiles Dental Care by calling 508-588-1400. Dr. Purvesh Malaviya and Dr. Mrugank Sardhara at our dentist office in Brockton, Massachusetts, are here to help give you the smile you’ve always wanted.