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Teeth Grinding Prevention

At Six Twelve Family Dental, our comprehensive range of services is designed to keep your smile in great shape for years to come. If you wake up with headaches, a sore jaw or have experienced damage to your teeth, you may have bruxism. Also known as teeth grinding, this habit involves grinding or clenching your teeth. It usually occurs during sleeping hours, so many people are unaware that they have a problem.

Our gentle team can provide an evaluation of your grinding and determine why it’s happening. Then, we can recommend the appropriate course of treatment.

The Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Woman waking up with jaw painYou might only notice the signs of teeth grinding when you first wake up. They can disappear quickly, which makes it easy to forget about your problem. You can look out for a few key symptoms, such as

  • Aching teeth
  • Frequent morning headaches
  • Jaw clenching
  • Pain in the jaw when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Sore jaws and ear pain
  • Stiffness in the temples and face
  • Teeth that are chipped, fractured or loose

You may not be certain whether the issues you’re experiencing are caused by teeth grinding. Please bring them up at your next appointment so that we can check you and determine if treatment is needed.

The Problems Caused by Teeth Grinding

The symptoms involved in teeth grinding can be serious. The pressure that is exerted on your teeth by pressing down is enormous. The enamel of your teeth can crack. If you have restorations like crowns or fillings, they may break. You may be more sensitive to beverages and food that are hot or cold. When you bite, your jaw may click or have pain.

How You Can Treat Your Teeth Grinding

There are several options to treat teeth grinding. One of the most common is an occlusal splint, which is worn at night. It covers the upper or lower teeth to reduce the amount of contact that your teeth make. You must, however, have a full assessment to determine if a splint is appropriate for you and your particular needs.

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Find relief from your headaches and jaw pain. Contact us today to discuss treatment for teeth grinding prevention Hurlstone Park or to book your first appointment!

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Teeth Grinding Treatment Hurlstone Park, Dulwich Hill, Ashbury NSW | (02) 9558 6656

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