Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the The Parkway Dentist 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. Justin Cook 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 The Parkway Dentist 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 Benbrook to Ft. Worth 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 4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101, Fort Worth, TX 76109 and consult with Dr. Cook about this or any other dental concern. Call 817-769-2763 today to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants. Ask about sedation dentistry, orthodontic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or dental implants. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our caring staff at 817-769-2763 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers vital knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Justin Cook
The Parkway Dentist
4200 Bryant Irvin Rd Ste 101
Fort Worth, TX 76109