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What You Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

Do you or a loved one frequently grind your teeth during the day or at night? You may suffer from a common condition known as bruxism. Luckily, at Solara Dental Care we are proud to offer bruxism treatment in Calgary, AB.

What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition which causes tooth grinding, two types however exist. There is sleep bruxism and awake bruxism. Sleep bruxism is a more common condition and typically causes more damage and symptoms. Awake bruxism is thought to be caused by different causes and actually affects more women than men.

Symptoms of Excessive Tooth Grinding

Physical Bruxism Symptoms

When people think of teeth grinding, physical symptoms typically don’t come to mind, however they certainly occur. We often hear patients complain of:

  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Earache
  • Temporomandibular Joint Discomfort
  • Cracking/Popping Jaw Noises
  • Shoulder Tightness
  • Shoulder Stiffness
  • Limited Mouth Opening
  • Sleep Disruption

Oral Bruxism Symptoms

Along with physical symptoms, bruxism and grinding teeth can have a big impact on your oral health, symptoms include:

  • Worn Teeth
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth
  • Jaw Misalignment
  • Gum Inflammation
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose Teeth
  • Missing Teeth

Causes of Tooth Grinding

There are a variety of known factors that contribute to tooth grinding and bruxism, which include:

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Lifestyle Choices
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Illnesses
  • Abnormal Bite
  • Personality

How to Stop Teeth Grinding

Wondering how you can reduce your bruxism and teeth grinding symptoms? We often recommend:

  • Lifestyle Adjustments
  • Stress Relief
  • Sleep Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Muscle Stretches
  • Habit Breaking

Along with these above changes, we also recommend night guards for bruxism in Calgary, AB. With night guards, we can protect your smile while reducing uncomfortable and painful symptoms.

Schedule Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) Treatment in Calgary

Want to reduce the discomfort and damage caused by your bruxism and teeth grinding? Schedule an appointment with Solara Dental Care today! We’d be happy to determine whether a bruxism night guard in Calgary, AB is the right option for you.

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