Have you ever heard of bruxism? Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a condition in which your teeth become damaged or worn down over time due to grinding your teeth at night. In order to combat bruxism, it is first important to identify that is taking place and then taking the necessary steps to ensure treatment can be given to alleviate it.
Are you aware of the dangers of bruxism and how it can affect your oral health? To help determine if bruxism is affecting you, always inspect your teeth and gums when you wake up in the morning. Look for signs of extremely loose, flat, or worn teeth. If it appears that your teeth are slowly losing their shine, it may be linked to bruxism.
In addition, always take into consideration any sensations that you may be feeling in regard to your oral health, including symptoms of jaw pain, tired or tight muscles, or any teeth that feel irregular or abnormal, including earaches and headaches that don’t seem to originate from other causes. In addition, cheek tissue damage and tongue indentations are common symptoms of bruxism.
If you are interested in a high-quality oral health care bruxism treatment from Roger Druckman, DDS PC at our dentist office in Denver, Colorado, call us at 303-691-2860. Dr. Roger Druckman and our team look forward to protecting your smile from the effects of bruxism.