Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the The Carrollton Dentist guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

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Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Melissa Rodriguez through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

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When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at The Carrollton Dentist we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:
1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Dallas to Carrollton deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 2440 N Josey Ln, Ste 101, Carrollton, Texas 75006 and consult with Dr. Rodriguez about this or any other dental concern. Call 469-708-2049 today to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of general dentistry, dental crowns, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about Invisalign, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, gum disease, or porcelain veneers. Your needs are essential to us.

Contact our passionate staff at 469-708-2049 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers essential knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Melissa Rodriguez
The Carrollton Dentist
2440 N Josey Ln, Ste 101
Carrollton, Texas zip code 75006