Nobody ever said caring for your smile was going to be easy. However, there are several things you can do to help limit the risk of dental damage. Having an effective oral hygiene routine in place as well as oral accident prevention plans provides a good one-two punch for knocking out any issues associated with damage to your teeth and guns. Preventing dental damage includes being aware of the underlying condition known as bruxism.
If you are suffering from bruxism, it means that you are slowly grinding and gnashing your teeth, which often takes place unconsciously and is most often occurs while you sleep. Because of this, you may not be aware that it is taking place, and you may only be able to recognize it by visual clues and indicators of damage to your teeth and gums. If you do suffer from dental damage while you sleep, it could be associated with bruxism. Symptoms of bruxism also include worn tooth enamel, flattened teeth and chips or cracks in your teeth that have no other reasonable explanation. Other signs and symptoms of bruxism include damage to your tongue and cheek tissues or problems fully opening and closing your jaw.
Are you in need of a dentist in Salina, Utah for bruxism treatment? If so, our team at Salina Creek Dental can assist you. Dr. Barry Sorenson and our team can give you a complete examination and help you with bruxism issues or any other oral health care needs. Our number is 435-529-1000. We look forward to providing your oral health care for many years to come!