Are you grinding your teeth in your sleep? This issue is surprisingly common with our patients—though many are unaware they are dealing with it! At Crestwood Family Dental, we provide a range of treatments to diagnose and treat problems with teeth grinding in clients of all ages.
Otherwise known as bruxism, teeth grinding occurs both during sleep and waking hours and is, in many cases, unconscious. The habit can be caused by stress, anxiety, misalignment problems, drug habits and anger issues.
Finding the underlying cause of your teeth grinding can be a major relief for many clients, as it gives them a point of focus in seeking recovery. Our team will provide information on the issue and make recommendations to help you shake the habit. Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation have been shown to help in a lot of instances
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As many people are unaware they grind their teeth, the first signs are often spotted by a dentist—not the patient. However, there are many tell-tale symptoms of teeth grinding, including jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, dull headaches, tight facial muscles and more. Over time, if left unchecked, the issue can lead to enamel erosion and TMJ disorders, as well as cracked and fractured teeth.
Involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth affects around 5% of the population. If it is causing pain, loss of sleep or damage to your teeth, you will likely require the assistance of a health professional to truly stop the habit. At Crestwood Family Dental, we can pool our expertise with clinical psychologists, drug counsellors, stress management specialists and other professionals to bring about an effective treatment.
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The most common cause of teeth grinding is stress and anxiety. Whether you deal with awake bruxism or asleep bruxism, these factors often play a significant role. Caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription medications can also contribute. The issue has been connected to obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring as well.
Ultimately, the issue usually requires some form of stress management therapy, combined with relaxation techniques and regular exercise. Our dental team will provide in-depth advice on the issue, as well as treating associated problems with your teeth. If you need new crowns, bridges or veneers, we can help there too!