How Do You Stop Teeth Grinding?

For many people, teeth grinding occurs almost nightly and over time, damages their smile. In order to offer relief and protect their teeth from further chips or fractures, we may recommend treatment or bruxism. How do we stop bruxism for our Woodland Hills, CA, patients, and what are the warning signs of this disorder?

The Causes of Bruxism

How do we stop grinding our teeth? First, we need to know the causes of bruxism. Patients with the disorder may have a high level of stress in their daily life. Other factors could include tooth loss, misalignment, sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea), and TMJ disorder. We will carefully examine your smile and look at the wear and friction on your teeth to uncover the factors behind your disorder and the extent of your teeth grinding. Form there, we can offer a solution.

Don’t Ignore the Symptoms!

When should you see us for a diagnosis? If you don’t have a significant other letting you know that you’re grinding your teeth, then you need to watch for the warning signs that occur during waking hours. For example, headaches, pain in the jaw or face, and toothaches and tooth sensitivity. If one or more of these possible symptoms applies to your daily life, then schedule a consultation right away.

Treatment Options

How do we address teeth grinding? We may correct misalignment with Invisalign®. We also offer lifelike crowns to improve bite balance. In many cases, we create a custom-made oral appliance. Worn at night, the appliance provides a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, preventing further damage. The appliances could also reposition the jaw to ease strain and help you stop grinding your teeth. If you have any questions about teeth grinding or if you think you may need treatment, then contact our team today.

Talk To Woodland Hills Dental Arts About Treating Bruxism

We help our patients with bruxism find relief from regular teeth grinding. Schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly work with patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all other surrounding areas.