The Basics: Bruxism

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Problems with your smile can occur at any time, even while you are asleep. Bruxism, a condition characterized by grinding your teeth subconsciously or while you sleep can cause serious damage to your teeth.

Several visual clues often present themselves when bruxism is present. If you wake up in the morning with sore jaw muscles or notice that your teeth are especially worn or damaged, it could be linked to bruxism. Other common symptom of bruxism are earaches or dull headaches originating in your temples. You may also have an inability to fully open and close your jaw as needed or strange markings or indentations on the lining of your cheek or indentations on your tongue.

If you are suffering from bruxism, it is important to visit your dentist so for the appropriate treatments. Your dentist may be able to suggest exercises to help with the problem, and Dr. Souvik Sarkar can create a night guard which can be beneficial for preventing your bruxism from doing any further damage.

Do you have questions about bruxism and the damage it can potentially cause? Dr. Sarkar and the team at our dental office in Weatherford, Texas are always here to help you take the necessary steps to building a healthier you. You are welcome to call Main Street Dental at 817-458-9900 to book an appointment with us to discuss your options for treating bruxism. Come in and become a success story with a healthier and bruxism-free smile today.