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We’ll Get To The Crux of Bruxism

April 22, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 6:51 pm

shutterstock_132960980Every person is unique, especially when it comes to the idea of handling stress. Some people bite their nails while others may eat too much food. A common way people deal with stress, however, is by grinding their teeth. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can not only be detrimental to your teeth, but for your entire mouth. The doctors at Grand Dental Studio are dedicated to making your smile the healthiest it can be, which is why they offer teeth grinding relief for their patients.

With teeth grinding, the continuous pressure and motion on your teeth can damage them, as well as your muscles and tissues surrounding the jaw area. Common side effects of bruxism include a sore jaw, headaches, and earaches. Shockingly enough, bruxism is most prevalent among women, and is generally found in nearly one-third of the population. Constantly grinding your teeth can also attribute to TMJ dysfunction. The temporomandibular joints, located in the jaw, are responsible for allowing your jaw to open and close with ease, and when those joints are compromised, it could lead to a much more serious issue.

Luckily, a simple solution to your bruxism woes is by wearing a nightguard. The nightguard we provide you with is completely custom made, able to fit your mouth and your mouth only. The nightguard will prevent you from being able to grind your teeth as well as absorb the pressure when you clench your jaw. Although a nightguard usually takes care of the issue, we have many other ways of alleviating your bruxism symptoms. Either way, Everyone at Grand Dental Studio is ready to help you with whatever issue you need, as long as it results in a healthy, beautiful smile!

Interested in learning more about bruxism or some of our other cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry services? Call us today at Grand Dental Studio to schedule your appointment. Our Oklahoma City dental office is conveniently located for patients who live or work in the greater OKC area.

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