At Grand Dental Studio, our skilled dentists see many patients with minor to severe dental flaws who would like restore or enhance their natural smile, but the thought of enduring complex dental treatments that are uncomfortable at best and painful at worst deters them. As part of our commitment to providing patients the best dental experience in Oklahoma, we recommend considering sedation dentistry to diminish pain and making your dental visit peaceful and productive. Call to schedule a sedation dentistry consultation with your Oklahoma City dentist today.
September 9, 2015
April 22, 2014
Every 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.
September 15, 2012
In our last post we brought up the start of a new school year, which brings to mind a saying we’re sure you’re familiar with—back to the daily grind. That’s what August and September can feel like as teachers, students, and parents re-structure their time around another school year.
But there’s a big difference between that phrase—“the daily grind”—and a very serious condition known as bruxism. Often triggered by stress, which a new school year can cause, bruxism involves the unconscious grinding of teeth. Patients who struggle with bruxism may grind their teeth anytime, but it’s most common while they’re asleep.
The reason why teeth grinding is something to be concerned about is that all that pressure and motion can injure teeth, as well as the muscle and tissues around the jaw.
But the good news is that teeth grinding isn’t just a problem you have to live with. It can be easily treated with a nightguard from Grand Dental in Nichols Hills. Nightguards are made to prevent teeth from grinding, preserving oral health and eliminating the symptoms of bruxism.
Symptoms of bruxism include:
- Sore jaw
- TMJ dysfunction
If you think you might be struggling with bruxism, our doctors would love to help. Call Grand Dental in Nichols Hills today to reserve a visit. With a nightguard, we can help you eliminate uncomfortable systems to enjoy healthier teeth and gums.