Help for Teeth Grinding in Grange
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is extremely common. According to the Sleep Foundation, 8% of adults and about 30% of children grind their teeth while they sleep. If you wake up with jaw discomfort, headaches, earaches, or sore teeth, you may have bruxism. Treatments for teeth grinding at Grange Dental Care can help prevent serious damage and eliminate discomfort.
What Causes Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding is mostly associated with stress and anxiety, but outside factors are also linked to bruxism. These can include caffeine, alcohol, tobacco use, sleep apnea, and certain medications.
Teeth grinding primarily occurs at night, but some patients also experience daytime teeth grinding, although it’s usually a subconscious habit. There are natural ways to help alleviate stress and anxiety that can contribute to daytime teeth grinding, such as getting plenty of exercise, meditating, and seeking counselling.
At night, however, even avoiding caffeine before bed may not prevent you from grinding your teeth. In fact, you may not even be aware you’re doing it unless you experience some symptoms or your sleeping partner complains about the noise.
Treatment for teeth grinding at Grange Dental Care can help find a solution for your bruxism. We look for signs of teeth grinding damage at your six-month check-up so we can catch it early and begin treatment.
Bruxism Treatment in Grange
At Grange Dental Care, we can provide you with a custom-fitted mouthguard to wear while you sleep. This mouthguard molds to the shape and size of your mouth and are worn over your upper or lower jaw arch.
Mouthguards don’t always stop the grinding, but they prevent your teeth from coming into contact with each other which can chip and crack the enamel.
Treat Teeth Grinding in Grange
Don’t delay in getting help for your teeth grinding. Untreated bruxism can lead to cracked teeth, tooth infections, and expensive cosmetic repairs. Call Grange Dental Care on (07) 3186 6031 to learn more about bruxism treatment in Grange and schedule a consultation.