Teeth Grinding Treatment and Services in Milton

If you have woken up several mornings in a row with persistent jaw aches or headaches, it is possible that this pain is caused by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while you sleep. It is important to not think that this pain is caused by grinding or clenching until it has occurred on a persistent basis, such as a week. If your jaw clenching and grinding is not addressed, other or health problems can arise.

Jaw clenching and teeth grinding, known by the medical term bruxism, most often occurs during sleep. Although it can be caused as a response to stress or anger during the waking hours, the grinding and clenching that occurs during the sleeping hours can be the most damaging to your oral and facial health.

Night grinding and clenching can be caused by stress and, like daytime clenching, is most often associated with the structure of your teeth, such as abnormally aligned teeth and missing teeth are the most frequent causes.

If not treated, nighttime grinding and clenching can have adverse effects on your teeth, and even your overall health. The most obvious damage that it causes it directly to your teeth. Constant grinding can wear away at the structure of your teeth. Not only does it take away the strong, protective layers of the tops of your teeth, the remove of these layers can lead to an increased risk in cavities.

If you have questions regarding Bruxism / teeth grinding, please contact our Milton dental office today!

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