The Dangers of Tooth Grinding

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Tooth grinding is something nearly everyone does on occasion. And while occasional tooth grinding isn’t good, it’s also not typically a cause for concern. Frequent tooth grinding however can lead to a number of serious and painful oral health issues.

If you are a chronic tooth grinder, call Dr. Michael Negru at 503-848-3606 to schedule a consultation at our Beaverton dental office today. We welcome patients from Hillsboro, Aloha, and all surrounding Oregon communities.

Tooth grinding can lead to:

  • Uneven tooth wear
  • TMJ
  • Damage to dental restorations
  • Chronic pain
  • Tension headaches

There are a number of stress reduction techniques that can help prevent or ease tooth grinding during the day, but many people find they grind most at night. In these cases, treating your tooth grinding may require an oral device such as a customized mouthguard to relax jaw muscles and prevent tooth-on-tooth contact when muscles tense. During your bruxism treatment evaluation Dr. Negru can discuss all of your options and help find the combination that will best protect your teeth and comfort well into the future.

If you grind your teeth and would like to learn more about treatment options, please contact Bright Smile Dental Care today.

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