Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding or Bruxism

Bruxism, or more commonly referred to as teeth grinding, is a condition that can negatively impact your long-term oral health if the problem occurs on a daily basis. While usually caused by stress or anxiety, teeth grinding typically occurs at night during sleep. As a result, most patients who suffer from severe teeth grinding don’t realize they even have a problem until too late.

Teeth grinding has a number of signs that include:

  • Frequently waking up with a sore jaw
  • Morning headaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Pain or discomfort when biting down
  • Teeth that have become flat or worn down

Dr. Willis can diagnosis teeth grinding during a routine examination. If you’re experiencing  nightly teeth grinding, Dr. Willis can offer a variety of treatment options designed to help alleviate the habit and protect your teeth.

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