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Do you know what bruxism is and what effects it can have on your smile and your overall health? Unfortunately, because bruxism often takes place while you are sleeping, it is possible to suffer from the effects of bruxism for years before the symptoms are severe enough to be noticed. By then, you could have already done serious damage to your smile. For more information, take the bruxism quiz below.

What is bruxism?
a.) A hole in your tooth caused by harmful acids
b.) Lost or missing teeth due to blunt trauma
c.) A tooth restoration service
d.) A condition where you grind and gnash your teeth, often while asleep

Which of the following is a sign or symptom of bruxism?
a.) Dull or flat-looking teeth
b.) Weakened tooth enamel and increased tooth sensitivity
c.) Chipped or cracked teeth that have no known causes
d.) All of the above

True or False: Bruxism can occur while you are awake.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Bruxism can be caused by a temporomandibular joint disorder.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, a, a

No matter which treatment you desire, Dr. Afshin Azmoodeh and our team at Legacy Trails Dental will make sure that your teeth and gums are properly taken care of. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our dentist office in Plano, Texas, please contact us at 214-227-1000. A healthy smile is a happy smile!