Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Here is the Vanguard Dental Group 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.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Drs. Drs. Rothenberg and Moskowitz through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Vanguard Dental Group 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 Manchester to Derry 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 19D Manchester Rd Ste 3, Derry, New Hampshire 03038 and consult with Drs. Rothenberg and Moskowitz about this or any other dental concern. Call 603-276-1000 today to schedule an appointment.

We are passionate about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of smile makeovers, sedation dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about sleep apnea and snoring, porcelain veneers, dental implants, restorative dentistry, or family dentistry. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our high tech staff at 603-276-1000 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

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19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire