Many individuals may find themselves occasionally grinding their teeth. It many cases, this does not result in any problems however when teeth grinding becomes a regular occurrence, the teeth can become damaged and other oral health issues may result.
Teeth grinding is generally a result of stress and most commonly occurs during sleep. Teeth grinding can also occur in those with an abnormal bite, missing teeth or crooked teeth.
Prolonged teeth grinding can result in several oral health problems including tooth fracture, tooth mobility, and jaw joint pain
Talk to your dentist today if you suspect you are grinding your teeth. Oftentimes, a simple nightguard appliance can be fabricated which will reduce the grinding, protect the teeth and provide relief of many of the grinding symptoms and soreness.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.
Downsview Plaza Dental Office
1078 Wilson Avenue
(at Keele Street)
Downsview, Ontario M3K 1G6
Phone: (416) 633-6443
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