What is Bruxism?

Image result for bruxismBruxism is commonly known as grinding your teeth. Bruxism is classified as a habitual behavior as well as a sleep disorder. It’s typically caused by being stressed, bite problems, medical conditions or certain medications. If left untreated can lead to other health problems, damage to your teeth and gums and can lead to TMD.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bruxism?

The symptoms vary but can include, stress; depression; earache; eating disorders; headache; insomnia; and a sore jaw. In severe cases it can lead to arthritis of the temporomandibular joints.

You might be wondering if you have bruxism. If you do, don’t worry, your dentist will be able to recognize the signs during a dental exam.

How Is Bruxism Treated?

The symptoms can be reduced or eliminated through dental treatment such as; mouthguards, bite adjustments, biofeedback devices and repair of damaged teeth.

Schedule an appointment today if you have any questions about bruxism. You can either call us at 303-781-0624 or click here to schedule an appointment online.