Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

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Many people grind their teeth, and the results are not good for oral health. Though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it can be worn away over time, and once the tooth’s underlying dentin is exposed, the risks of infection and further damage greatly increase.

To address tooth grinding, visit Mission Hills Dental to get fitted for a night guard. Take care of tooth grinding now to preserve the structure of your teeth for many decades to come.

What Causes Tooth Grinding?

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Tooth grinding can be a conscious or unconscious habit. In their waking lives, some people grind their teeth as a response to stress. If you find that your jaw aches after you’ve emerged from a stressful situation, you may have been grinding your teeth without realizing it.

Much tooth grinding can occur while you’re asleep, as well, especially in those who suffer from sleep apnea or other airway problems. Your body may be adjusting your jaw to clear your airway and help you breathe properly, which has the unfortunate side effect of grinding your molars together.

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Consequences of Teeth Grinding

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Teeth are composed of three substances: enamel, dentin, and pulp. Once the enamel is worn away, the next layer is exposed: dentin. While enamel is mostly solid minerals, dentin is organic issue, so it is damaged more easily and hurts more when it is exposed. Enamel protects dentin from infection, so once it is gone, the process of decay on your teeth accelerates, which may make root canals or even tooth extractions necessary.

Bruxism Treatment with a Night Guard

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Fortunately, a night guard is a simple solution to teeth grinding. When you wear it, though your jaw may still be unconsciously adjusting, your teeth will no longer rub together, preserving their enamel. If you know that you grind your teeth, the earlier you get a night guard, the better, to protect them from damage. Molds are taken of your teeth and night guards are customized to fit each patient.

Schedule an appointment at Mission Hills Dental if you’re having problems with teeth grinding. Get the issue addressed right away so this small problem doesn’t turn into a big problem down the road.


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10515 Balboa Blvd. Suite #250
Granada Hills, CA 91344

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