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Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a common dental problem found in many people, no matter the age. It is a habit that needs to be treated as soon as possible because it can damage and destroy the smile. So, if you suffer from bruxism in Plano, Texas, our Legacy Trails Dental dental team strongly encourages you to call us today at 214-227-1000 and schedule an appointment. Your dentist, Dr. Azmoodeh, Dr. Ky, or Dr. Crespo, will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and give you the treatment you need.

To help you know a little more about this dental issue that can cause headaches, jaw soreness, toothaches, loose teeth, worn-out teeth, and fractured teeth, our dental team is happy to tell you all about the causes and treatments of teeth grinding, which are:

Causes

The main cause of teeth grinding in adults is stress. If you are stressed or worried, you naturally take it out on your teeth, whether you clench or grind. Sleep disorders can also cause teeth-grinding habits and it needs to be treated right away. Children who have teeth-grinding habits generally have an irritation in the mouth, allergies, or misaligned teeth.

Treatments

If you are one who has this habit because of stress or anxiety, your dentist will give you a night guard to wear while you sleep. The guard will cover your teeth and protect them while you clench and grind your chompers at night. If you have a sleep disorder, there are many treatments specific to that issue that can help you overcome and correct the habit.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about bruxism, please feel free to call our office today at 214-227-1000 and speak with a member of our dental team. We look forward to hearing from you!