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STOP Grinding your teeth!

Oct 12 • 1 minute read

STOP Grinding your teeth!

CONSEQUENCES of TEETH GRINDING
*excessive teeth wear
*teeth fractures
*headaches
-failure of dental restorations
-jaw pain, tenderness 
-sensitive teeth
-if your grinding teeth at night (most common) you are most likely sleep-deprived 
-cheek biting
-lip biting 
-may be unaware you are grinding your teeth 

TIPS for PREVENTING TEETH GRINDING
-wear a night guard
-exercise
-take a warm bath before bed
-relax(wind down)
-learn new habits(be aware of when you grind your teeth )
-seek help(anxiety)
-avoid alcohol and caffeine

DENTAL SOLUTIONS
-see your dentist for a dental exam 
-once your exam has competed a treatment plan will be recommended 
-it is very important that the damage from teeth grinding is repaired before starting treatment

DENTAL TREATMENT 
-you will have impressions done in order to make an acrylic mouth guard 
-this mouth guard will protect your teeth from damage due to teeth grinding 

Speak with your dentist if you are experiencing symptoms of teeth grinding. 

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