Do you know how to spot the symptoms of bruxism? Bruxism is a common, yet often partially invisible sleep disorder characterized by grinding or gnashing your teeth while unconscious and often done while asleep. Treating bruxism can be done fairly easily with night guards or bite plates, but the true task is determining if you even suffer from it, to begin with.
If you are suffering from bruxism, it may be possible to notice the signs on your teeth and gums. Look for signs of cheek tissue damage on your inner cheeks, as they may appear bitten and swollen. Also look for signs of indents on your tongue, or unexplained chips and cracks in your teeth. Another common sign of bruxism is dull, flat, or worn out teeth.
If you have bruxism, you may feel the effects when you wake up in the morning. Every morning, notice how you feel and how your facial structure feels. If you notice any irregular aches or pains, or an increase in mouth or jaw soreness, bruxism is occurring nightly. Bruxism can also lead to TMJ disorders and a heightened sensitivity with your teeth.
If you are looking for bruxism treatments in Brockton, Massachusetts, Creative Smiles Dental Care would love to help. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Purvesh Malaviya or Dr. Mrugank Sardharaby calling our dental office at 508-588-1400. A stress-free smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come!