Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity that commonly occurs in most people at some point in their lives. The two main characteristics of this condition are grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. These actions usually occur during a person’s sleeping hours, but may also occur during the day, particularly when stressed.
Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders. The most common symptoms are earaches, headaches, muscle pain and tooth discomfort, but can lead to difficulty in eating or opening and closing your mouth.
Though there is no known cure for bruxism, there are a variety of devices and services available through our office to help treat bruxism:
If you think you grind your teeth, it is best to see one of our dentists to treat it early. Treating it early can prevent complications further down the link. Call the Gentle Smiles team today to see how we can help you.