Bruxism – The Slow Teeth Killer

Have you ever woken up with a headache or sore teeth that you couldn’t explain? You may be suffering from sleep bruxism, or teeth grinding. Bruxism can come and go at any stage of a person’s life, and the vast majority of the time is caused by prolonged emotional states of stress, anxiety, anger, frustration or tension. It can be a side effect of amphetamines to treat ADHD such as Adderall as well as of anti-depressants.

If your teeth are worn, damaged or sensitive, if you have pain in your jaw, face, or ear, if your partner mentions that you make a grinding noise while you sleep, or if you have a locked jaw that wont open or close completely, then you are probably suffering from sleep bruxism. For anyone suffering from bruxism, you do not need us to tell you how painful and frustrating its effects can be. The good news, however, is that it is easily treatable.

If a patient comes into the office with symptoms of bruxism, we will recommend a bite guard for you to wear on your top teeth while you sleep. We will then make a mold, send it to our lab, and within a few days we will provide you with a comfortable, custom-fit bite guard that you will barely notice is in your mouth. What you will notice, however, are pain free teeth and jaws that will last. If you or a loved may be suffering from bruxism, come in today for a free consultation, and feel free to submit any questions below! / (305) 383-9944


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