How Can I Stop Grinding My Teeth?
Grinding your teeth can do more harm than simply irritating those within earshot, it can cause a myriad of negative physical consequences, such as tooth loss, facial changes, and TMJ. Our Mason family dentistry practice provides an array of teeth-grinding solutions, and is committed to finding the best option for your unique situation.
Not all teeth-grinding treatments require medical assistance. There are some lifestyle adjustments you can make immediately:
- Avoid alcohol.
- Shun caffeine-rich products like coffee, cola and chocolate.
- Don’t chew on anything other than food, this includes avoiding chewing gum.
- Place your tongue between your teeth if you catch yourself bruxing during the day.
For some cases, dental intervention is needed to relieve the effects of teeth grinding.
Orthodontics: Invisalign® treatment is a popular method of shifting your teeth gradually over time, through the use of clear, removable plastic aligners.
Dental restorations: Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Tara Hardin and Dr. Gray Hardin may recommend solutions such as crowns, dental bridges, or cosmetic bonding to correct jaw misalignment.
Custom mouth guard: Hardin Advanced Dentistry is a provider of Under Armour Performance MouthwearTM, specifically designed to prevent clenching and pivot the jaw to expand airway openings and alleviate jaw pressure.
Bruxing isn’t just an adult problem. Up to 33% of children grind their teeth, mostly during sleep. If you or your child suffers from teeth grinding, please contact our Mason family dentistry office by completing the form on this page, or by calling (513) 234-5531 today to schedule your appointment. Our family dentists welcome clients from Cincinnati, Mason, and Dayton, Ohio, as well as Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.