Bruxism symptoms may be mild or severe. Over time, however, teeth grinding can wear down your smile and ruin its aesthetic appeal.
Bruxism is believed to be caused mainly by stress and anxiety, although it’s also linked with snoring, sleep apnea, and certain types of medication. By pinpointing the cause, Dr. Proffitt can recommend procedures to help manage your condition. These include:
You may have bruxism if you’re constantly grinding your teeth during the day or while you sleep. Bruxism not only hurts your teeth but can also impact your jaw muscles and TMJs (the joints that control the opening and closing of your mouth). Many people are unaware that they grind their teeth in their sleep. However, your Maryville, Tennessee dentist can recognize this problem by its impact on your teeth and quality of sleep. Fortunately, Dr. William Proffitt from Proffitt Dentistry offers several options for managing bruxism.
The following are some signs that you may be having a problem with bruxism:
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