Has A Teeth Grinding Habit Hurt Your Smile?

Diet choices, or a lack of consistency in daily oral care, can lead to problems that hurt your smile. What you might not realize is that one possible issue with your appearance might have to do with a teeth grinding problem. Patients who experience issues with teeth grinding, or bruxism, are placing significant pressure on their teeth, which can lead to exaggerated wear and tear. The results can leave your smile looking worn, or unhealthy. Because teeth grinding may take place at night, some patients may feel helpless against it. Fortunately, your dentist can help. The right oral appliance can help you protect your teeth from the friction of grinding, and you can also look forward to help with related TMJ problems.

Grinding Your Teeth Can Lead To Serious Dental Harm

Teeth grinding can lead to negative cosmetic effects for your smile. It can also lead to more significant issues that demand restorative dental care. When your teeth clench, you can potentially create enough force to cause significant chipping or cracking of your enamel. In some cases, the damage will be serious enough to require a dental crown.

Treating Bruxism And TMJ Dysfunction

Treating bruxism and TMJ dysfunction can help you avoid pain, and protect your smile from the harm done by clenching your jaw. After an evaluation, your dentist may recommend a custom oral appliance. An appliance can be used to keep your teeth protected at night, so you cannot harm them by unconsciously clenching your jaw as you sleep. To address TMJ issues, your dentist can create an appliance that keeps your jaw joints held to a more comfortable position.

Talk To My Dentist In Londonderry, NH About Addressing Your Teeth Grinding Habit 

At My Dentist in Londonderry, NH, patients who need to address a teeth grinding problem can look forward to amazing support. With the right oral appliance, your dentist can help you sleep comfortably through the night, without experiencing issues with teeth grinding, or TMJ pain. We are proud to offer comprehensive care to families in and around the Londonderry area, and we are ready to help you enjoy your best oral health! To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, contact the My Dentist office in Londonderry, NH, today at (603) 965-3407.