Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common habit or an unconscious reflex that normally occurs at night. The condition can have a detrimental effect to the condition of our teeth and oral health. It’s also very difficult to stop, but our team at Creative Smiles can help!
People who suffer from teeth grinding, also experience a pain in the mouth and jaw, known as TMD (temporomandibular disorder). In addition to this, bruxism can also cause the deterioration of teeth, leading to a number of dental problems. Worn down teeth can increase the likeliness of infection, adjust the facial structure and impact the shape of the bite.
There are two ways to prevent teeth grinding and the pain associated with jaw clenching. The first one is to visit Creative Smiles and have an assessment with one of our dentists, who can recommend a mouth guard or splint in order to protect teeth during the night. Our dentist can also explain the negative impact of other lifestyle factors such as smoking, drugs and alcohol consumption – which can contribute to experiencing bruxism.
The other solution is to discover the cause of teeth grinding, which may be as a result of stress and anxiety. A visit to the doctor will help find the best solution to combat these worries – they may also refer patients to see a dentist, so we’re always here to help in this situation.
During an initial appointment, our dentist will work with the patient to draw up a bespoke treatment plan.
With every patient’s case being different, it’s not possible to provide an accurate indication of costs without a prior consultation. However, for an up to date list of our from prices, please head to our treatment fees page.