Teeth Grinding

Excessive teeth grinding causes a range of dental issues,
and may be keeping your partner awake at night!
Let us help with a tailored dental treatment plan.

Common Problems

Is teeth grinding a problem for you? 

Do you grind your teeth unconsciously during the day? Perhaps it’s keeping your partner awake at night? Or you’re worried about your children grinding their teeth? Also referred to as bruxismexcessive teeth grinding can cause pain, stiffness and a range of dental issues. The good news is, our caring team is here to help you overcome it.

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Why do we grind our teeth?

There are a range of factors that may cause adults to grind their teeth. From stress and anxiety through to existing dental issues, illnesses, taking particular medicines, alcohol, smoking and using certain recreational drugs.  

Teeth grinding is also common among children. However, they’ll often outgrow it by their teens. 

Signs of teeth grinding

Whether you’re aware that you’re grinding your teeth or not, there are a range of symptoms that indicate it’s happening. These include: 

  • Grinding sounds while you sleep 
  • Headache, jaw and ear pain 
  • Pain and stiffness in the face or jaw 
  • Sensitive teeth 
  • Worn-down teeth 
  • Cracked or chipped tooth enamel 
  • Loose teeth 
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Teeth grinding treatment

Teeth grinding is a common dental problem and one that we successfully treat regularly with a range of methods, including 

  • Repairing tooth damage
  • Providing you with an occlusal splint (a special mouthguard) to wear at night
  • Short-term medication, such as a muscle relaxant
  • Stress management therapy 

After we conduct a dental examination and discuss your observations and concerns, we’ll provide you with a proven treatment plan. Get in touch today and book an appointment for your teeth-grinding treatment.

Worried that your teeth grinding is affecting your oral health and/or keeping your significant other half awake at night?

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