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Bruxism

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The Bad News About Bruxism

Do you wake up with headaches or suffer from chronic jaw pain? Your unexplained facial pain could be because of teeth grinding, or bruxism. Bruxism can be a powerful, violent scraping of your teeth or it can be a quiet, static clenching of your teeth. Both actions exert an unnatural amount of force on your teeth and jaw and can cause several oral health problems including:
  • Cracks in your teeth
  • Loosening of your teeth
  • TMJ issues including jaw pain
  • Wear of your teeth
  • Tooth loss
  • Who Grinds Their Teeth?

    Teeth grinding not only happens at night but it can also happen when you are awake. No one is immune; bruxism affects men, women, and children. We do not know what exactly causes someone to grind their teeth but we do know that certain things make it worse, including stress, sleeping disorders, and alcohol consumption. Children and toddlers can grind their teeth because of a cold or because they are in pain from teething.

  • Treating My Teeth Grinding
    Bruxism not only causes jaw pain and TMJ issues but it can also wear your teeth down to nubs, requiring extreme dental work to restore your oral health. Dr. McIntyre can fit you with a bite guard to protect your teeth and jaw.

    There are also practical ways to change your lifestyle to help improve your teeth grinding habits including:

    • Cut back on caffeine
    • Relax your jaw before going to sleep
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid chewing on foreign objects
Contact Us Today to Schedule an AppointmentCall our office today at(512)-402-5987

Dr. David McIntyre has had a passion for dentistry since he was a child and now proudly serves his patients as a family dentist in Kyle, TX. If you are suffering with jaw pain and think you might struggle with bruxism, call our office today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

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