The Facts About Bruxism

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Do you wake up with headaches fairly regularly? Do you ever have a stiff or tender jaw when you wake up? Have you ever been told that you make unusual noises when you are asleep? If so, you may have a problem known as bruxism. However, even though bruxism is pretty common, would you be surprised to hear that this problem can actually lead to fairly serious dental issues?

As you may understand, many people grind their teeth habitually. If this is the case for you, you might be able to simply choose to not grind your teeth. Still, this issue could be hard to avoid on your own. Luckily, there are professionals who can help you stop grinding your teeth. However, are you aware that many people actually grind their teeth while they’re asleep?

If this is happening to you, there are a number of steps you should consider taking. For instance, bruxism could be caused a misaligned bite or other dental issues. To help you deal with this problem, we can also create a custom mouth guard that will fit your unique smile. This mouth guard can also protect your smile and fit comfortably around your teeth.

Would you like to hear more about teeth grinding in Sandy, Utah? Are you simply hoping to find a time to meet with our dentist, Dr. David S. Peterson? If so, please feel free to contact The Dental Studio by calling 801-278-4787. We’ll gladly address any questions you have and inspect your teeth for signs of trouble. We’re eager to hear from you.