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Teeth Grinding Treatment at Berwick Dental Clinic & Surgery

The Signs That You’re Grinding Your Teeth

You usually grind your teeth in nighttime hours while you’re sleeping, so most people don’t know that they do it unless their partner informs them of the noise. The signs that you might be grinding your teeth include:
Chipped teeth
Cracked teeth
Cracking and popping in the jaw
Ear pain
Facial pain
Frequent and severe headaches
Jaw pain
Worn-down teeth

The Danger of Untreated Teeth Grinding

You may be tempted to ignore the problem if you don’t feel you have any of the above symptoms. If you continue grinding your teeth, however, your oral health and wellbeing will be affected. The enamel of your teeth will be damaged, leading to broken teeth and an enormous strain on your jaw joint. If left untreated, your oral health will be permanently damaged.

A Nightguard to Protect Your Teeth

The most commonly prescribed solution to address teeth grinding is called a nightguard. It is a plastic device that resembles a retainer. It’s custom-created for you, making it snug-fitting to allow you to sleep comfortably. Your mouthguard will prevent your teeth from meeting so that you can’t grind and cause damage.


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