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Tooth Grinding and How It Affects Your Dental Health

Tooth Grinding and How It Affects Your Dental Health
Tooth Grinding and How It Affects Your Dental HealthOne very common problem that we see in many of our patients is teeth grinding. Often referred to as bruxism in the field of dentistry, the chronic grinding of one’s teeth can lead to serious oral health complications if not dealt with immediately. If you or someone you love is currently struggling with bruxism, here is a look at some of the common causes, symptoms, and the treatments that our Culver City dentist may be able to assist you with.

There are a few unique symptoms that might be the result of chronic teeth grinding. These include unusual wearing of the teeth, breaking of the teeth, lost teeth, loud noises from the mouth, unexplained headaches, sensitive teeth, and unusual pain around the jaw or the face.

This condition is typically taking place on a subconscious level, many times while the patient is asleep, and this occasionally makes it difficult to diagnose and treat. For patients that are in fact grinding their teeth while they sleep, we can often provide customized mouth guards that will reduce the chances of any permanent or serious damage happening to the teeth or gums. If damage has taken place, our experienced dentists will be happy to assist you with any number of restorative treatments such as dental bonding and crowns.

If chronic teeth grinding has begun to affect the quality of your oral health or the appearance of your smile, contact United Dental Care today. We will be able to work closely with you and your loved ones to find effective and long-term solutions to this condition.

Visit ADA.org to learn more about tooth grinding and how it can affect your dental health.

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