Most people grind or clench their teeth on occasion, and this is not usually harmful. However, when a patient grinds or clenches their teeth on a regular basis, many issues can arise. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can cause the fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. Teeth grinding can also cause the teeth to become severely worn. Those who grind their teeth may have TMJ disorders begin or worsen. Bruxism can be caused by stress and anxiety, however, it usually occurs during sleep because of an abnormal bite, missing teeth, or crooked teeth. Because teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep, you may not realize that you do it. If your partner hears you grinding your teeth during sleep or if you have a constant headache or wake with a sore jaw, Dr. Deore and Dr. Jones will treat teeth grinding in Coppell, Texas.
If you grind your teeth, our dentists will supply you with a night guard. This custom-made mouth guard is worn at night to protect your teeth and jaws from the effects of bruxism. Because the night guard is custom made, it provides ideal fit, comfort, and protection.
We welcome you to contact Coppell Smiles today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.