Do you grind your teeth at night while you are asleep? Do you find yourself clenching your jaw when feeling anxious? Bruxism may seem like a harmless habit, but it is actually a condition that can severely damage your teeth and jaws over an extended period.
Teeth grinding can wear down and damage the chewing surfaces of your teeth, which can lead to broken, chipped, and even loose teeth at a young age. Bruxism can be painful and leave your teeth feeling hyper sensitive.
While the effects of Bruxism can be major, treatment is simple. You may be advised to wear a night guard while you sleep to protect your teeth from grinding. You may also be given special tongue exercises or tips on how to properly align your teeth.
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of Bruxism as many people don't even know they have it. If you have short or worn teeth, small dents and abrasions in your tongue or suffer from headaches and jaw pain, contact Lunda Dentistry in Richmond Hill and Midtown Toronto for a consultation.