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Bruxism (Grinding)

Effective treatments to stop teeth grinding for patients in Kingston

If you suffer from teeth grinding, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as you can because constant and repeated grinding can cause long-term damage to your teeth. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding be linked to TMJD, which causes discomfort in the jaw muscles and nerves, resulting in neck and face pain.

Stress-induced teeth grinding

Although sometimes thought of as being more prevalent in children, teeth grinding is actually becoming quite common in adults. Bruxism is a sign of stress, which is usually the root cause of most adult teeth grinding cases.

Various problems can result from excessive teeth grinding, which wears away the outer layer, or enamel, of your teeth. This can cause cracks and fractures, leading to increased sensitivity or nerve involvement. It can also result in the loss of vertical dimension, facial symmetry, and aesthetics. Other consequences of teeth clenching and grinding include tension headaches and migraines.

If teeth grinding is a problem for you, we advise using a custom-fitted bite plate to address the issue. This will protect your teeth from the effects of future grinding, and will ultimately prevent more serious problems. Get in touch with us if you’d like to speak with one of our dentists about how we can help you stop grinding your teeth.

Call us today on 03 6229 4122 for more information about our teeth grinding treatments.