You suffer of teeth grinding?
What is bruxism? This parafunction of the mandible consists in unconscious grinding and clenching of the teeth. This means that the jaw is moving when you are not eating or talking.
Bruxism occurs 80% of the time at night. When it happens during the day, it is usually easier to find ways to become aware of it and gradually break the habit.
The cause of bruxism is most often psychological, but the consequences are oral! As a matter of fact, grinding and clenching can wear down your teeth. If you suspect you suffer from nocturnal bruxism, it is important to come and see us!
Dr. Kadoch and her team will be able to find the right solutions to prevent dental damage and pain. Wearing an occlusal splint—a kind of dental tray—protects the teeth and reduces the impact on the temporomandibular muscles. In fact, most people suffering from bruxism will experience pain in their jaw, face, and neck due to tension.
Malocclusion problem ?
Sometimes bruxism is caused by malocclusion. If this is the case, your dentist will be able to identify the problem and suggest solutions. Our clinic offers Invisalign orthodontic treatment that can help tackle the source of the problem.
Your dentist can also suggest preventive solutions if the cause is psychological. Reducing stimulants, practising sports, and including relaxation sessions to your routine are good ways to get rid of bruxism. Our professionals can also give you advice and, if necessary, refer you to a professional who can adequately help you.
Bruxism can damage your teeth, leading to cavities or, worse, to a cracked tooth. It can also weaken your gums. If you suspect you are clenching or grinding your teeth at night, contact Centre Dentaire Dre Nathalie Kadoch immediately.
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