Nighttime Tooth Grinding is Dangerous, But Difficult to Diagnose
Posted on 4/15/2019 by OHIOSmiles
You may have noticed when you look in the mirror that your teeth are not looking their best. Maybe you have noticed that your gums have receded a bit. You may have also noticed that there is a crack in your teeth, or a gap between your teeth and gums that was not there previously.
These are all signs that you may be clenching or grinding your teeth at night. While there are signs that teeth grinding at night cause, it is a difficult problem to diagnose. Not sure you know the symptoms of tooth grinding? Here are some signs you may be a tooth grinder.
Signs of Grinding Teeth
There are other signs of grinding teeth you could look out for. If you suffer from headaches when you wake up each day, or you have pain in your jaw, you may be grinding your teeth. Also, teeth grinders tend to also suffer from other signs of stress, such as stiff neck, stomach problems, and tension headaches. You may have problems moving your jaw without pain as well.
We may also be able to help you pinpoint possible teeth grinding. We may have noticed that your back teeth look more worn down than they did previously. Plus, we may also tell you that they can see cracks in your teeth. Sometimes we might also notice gaps between some of your teeth and gums that were also not there previously. All of these signs point to the possibility you may grind your teeth at night.
The good news is that if you do grind your teeth, we can help. We can provide you with a custom made appliance that fits over your teeth and prevents tooth grinding. If you have questions about teeth grinding, give us a call. We can help with your teeth grinding issues, and make suggestions about your oral health.