Grinding your teeth can result in consequences including:
- wearing away of your tooth structure – especially the biting or chewing surface of teeth
- breakdown of the ligaments that support your teeth
- loss of jaw bone
- soreness in jaw joints or facial muscles
If you suspect you are grinding your teeth, we can help to verify this. A sleep partner can tell you if you are grinding at night.
What is the solution?
Try to determine the source of your stress. Be conscious of grinding your teeth during the day. And wear a night guard when you sleep. We make custom fitted night guards or bruxism appliances to minimize the loss of tooth structure as well as minimize muscle and jaw joint strain. Call Riverside South Dental Centre today and find out about this preventive solution suitable for all ages! 613-822-1188.
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