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You may find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth without even realising. Most times it happens at night, but some people notice it during the day. Generally, the person doesn’t realise that they grind their teeth in their sleep. The spouse or partner who shares their bed (and hears the grinding noises at night) is often the first to notice the problem.
In mild cases of teeth grinding (or bruxism) you may not require attention, however more serious cases need attention to prevent permanent damage from occurring.
As with anything, prevention is always better than cure. This will not only save you from further pain down the track, it will definitely save you money in the long run.
Most people readily maintain their cars every 10,000kms or on a yearly basis. With our ever increasing busy lives, we tend to forget that teeth are something that needs maintenance every 6 months as well. We use our teeth EVERY DAY and teeth are essential to a SMILE. Shouldn’t we focus on maintaining our teeth more often then?
Symptoms of Teeth Grinding
It may be hard to notice it if it's a mild case. A trained eye or a local professional who takes photos at regular intervals would be able to pick it up. However, the obvious signs are:
Causes of Teeth Grinding
Teeth Grinding can be multifactorial, but the usual causes are:
How to treat Teeth Grinding?
Fixing the problem is one thing. The most important thing is to treat the cause. As sometimes the causes can be multifactorial, a multipronged approach might be necessary to address it.
Watch the following video to find out more....
To help our patients enjoy an optimal level of oral health, free of disease and discomfort, the team here at Tooth Heaven offers the following preventative services: