Do you grind your teeth? Gilbert, AZ
Bruxism is a normal thing to do. Clenching and grinding of the teeth is something humans do for several reasons. Sometimes we clench our teeth during a stressful moment during the day or with something that angers us. Misaligned teeth and lifestyle can be factors that increase the occurance of clenching. Bruxism can also be a side effect to certain medications. Although bruxism is completely normal and common, when done frequently, involuntarilly, and forcefully the teeth can become seriously harmed. Severe bruxism can cause wear facets, chipping, and loss of enamel and dentin, as well as periodontal gum recession and bone loss. Do you grind your teeth? Gilbert, AZ If you know you clench and grind your teeth, are noticing wear of teeth, or soreness in jaw and facial muscles, let your dentist know ASAP! Early interventions, such as a nightguard, can prevent damage and keep the teeth and gums healthy and happy! If you have any questions or concerns please give Power Ranch Dental a call today, (480) 988-2282.