Everything You Need To Know About Teeth Grinding

Everything You Need To Know About Teeth Grinding

Have you noticed that you or a loved one experiences teeth grinding? Teeth grinding can not only lead to uncomfortable and painful symptoms, it can actually lead to increased risk of damage, decay, infection and even disease in the mouth.

  • Headaches
  • Jaw Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Earaches
  • Cracking/Popping Jaw
  • Sleep Disruption
  • Worn Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Uneven Teeth
  • Misaligned Jaw
  • Inflamed Gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose Teeth
  • Missing Teeth

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

There are actually a range of things which can lead to teeth grinding, making it quite difficult to get to the root cause sometimes. Some of the most common reasons that patients experience teeth grinding include:

  • Bruxism
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Caffeine Consumption
  • Tobacco Use
  • Gum Chewing
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Abnoromal bite

Certain changes can be made to lifestyle and dietary choices to reduce the risk of teeth grinding, however if problems persist we recommend scheduling an appointment with our West Bloomfield dentist.

How Can We Stop Teeth Grinding?

When it comes to treating teeth grinding in children, we recommend devising a treatment plan to address any wear-and-tear that has occurred due to teeth grinding. This may include smoothing the teeth, placing fillings and closely monitoring your child’s oral health. If issues persist, we may recommend a mouthguard for teeth grinding which can help prevent further damage and uncomfortable symptoms.

Schedule Your Child’s Teeth Grinding Treatment in West Bloomfield

Want to make sure your child’s smile is protected from teeth grinding? Schedule their appointment with Golnick Pediatric Dentistry today.

Taylor: 313-292-7777

West Bloomfield: 248-668-0022