Have you started to show signs of heavy wear or enamel damage on your teeth? If it appears that your teeth are slowly suffering from any sort of damage and you are not aware of how it is happening, you may be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is an oral health disorder in which you grind and gnash your teeth unconsciously, typically while you’re asleep. Fortunately, you can visit your dentist for the application of night guards or bite plates to help alleviate symptoms associated with bruxism.
Bruxism is typically hard to detect, so you may not even know you’re suffering from the disorder. The best way to check for bruxism is to always inspect your mouth when you wake up in the morning. If you suffer from any sores or facial pain, it may be linked to conditions that are occurring while you sleep at night. If you’re routinely suffering from chipped or cracked teeth or notice strange indentations or markings on your tongue, it could be linked to damage being done to your mouth while you sleep. Other common causes of bruxism include worn or flat tooth enamel, tired of tight jaw muscles, earaches, dull headaches, and cheek tissue damage.
No matter which bruxism treatment you desire, one of our skilled dentists, Drs. Joel Manalese, Christine Saed, Collin Tsai, and Jeffrey Nguyen, will care for your smile. To book an oral exam, routine checkup, or professional cleaning with Regal Dentistry at our dental office in Riverside, California, please contact us at 951-643-4405.