Posted on 8/25/2019 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
|Bruxism can cause a wide range of issues in the mouth. The teeth can break, wear down, and the roots of the teeth can be exposed when this happens.
In order to reduce the long-term effects of bruxism in our patients, we recommend that they use a mouth guard to protect their teeth, especially while they sleep. This protection is necessary, as many patients with bruxism do not realize they are grinding their teeth.
Reducing the Effects of BruxismWe see a lot of patients come into our office with bruxism symptoms, such as broken or chipped teeth, or teeth with extreme wear. This is because of the heavy grinding that happens while the person is asleep, or during a time that they are stressed. This can cause the teeth to break down easier, and it can also mean that the person may not be able to keep their teeth for as long as those who do not struggle with bruxism.
In order to combat the effects of bruxism in our patients, we recommend and prescribe the use of a mouth guard. This protects the teeth when a person is suffering from bruxism. We also recommend that our patients do what they can do to reduce stress. This condition can cause permanent damage to adult teeth if it is something that is not taken care of. In order to reduce the long-term effects that could cause a person to lose their teeth, a mouth guard should be used.
If you feel that you suffer from bruxism, or if you have further questions about this condition, speak with us today. We can provide you with the help you need. We can specially fit a mouth guard to your specific teeth to provide the protection your teeth need. This is important, especially for those that grind in the middle of the night and may not be aware of the damage they are doing. We can provide the help and relief your teeth require to stay healthy.
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