Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Hereford Dental Health guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

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Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Craig Longenecker through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Hereford Dental Health we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Parkton to Monkton deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 16928 York Rd, Monkton, Maryland 21111 and consult with Dr. Longenecker about this or any other dental concern. Call 410-357-0099 today to schedule an appointment.

We are enthusiastic about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of whole health dentistry, family dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about dental implants, TMJ treatment, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers. Your needs are vital to us.

Contact our understanding staff at 410-357-0099 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers critical knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Craig Longenecker
Hereford Dental Health
16928 York Rd
Monkton, Maryland 21111