Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, could be threatening your teeth while you sleep. In fact, many people grind their teeth at night, which many believed is linked to stress. In some cases, changing a pillow or using a night guard can help with this condition. Unfortunately, many people do not know they are experiencing this condition until permanent damage has occurred to their teeth.
To help you avoid damage from bruxism, our dentist, Dr. Maral Seroon with Smile Concepts Dental in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is happy to share some information on teeth grinding.
Here is a list of essential information on bruxism:
- Have you ever noticed any strange markings or damage to your tongue? If so, it could be a sign of bruxism.
- Bruxism often leads to individuals chewing on their gums throughout the night. Bruxism can be visibly present when you wake up if you noticed cheek tissue damage.
- Have you ever experienced an earache that is not a problem within your ear? If so, this is a known symptom of bruxism.
- Physical damage to your teeth and gums are known signs of bruxism. Bruxism can arise as flat teeth, worn teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and markings on the inner lining of your mouth.
- If you recurrently grind your teeth at night due to sleep bruxism, you may wake up with a sore jaw or extra tooth sensitivity.
If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, please call us today at 484-704-7675 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental team looks forward to helping you protect your teeth and give you a dental checkup to assess if any damage has occurred.